Descriptive and analytical epidemiology of accidents in five categories of sport aviation aircraft

R.R.A. van Doorn, A.J. de Voogt

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The present study reports and compares causes of, and factors contributing to, 2,118 documented accidents of sport aviation represented by diverse aircraft types including balloons and blimps, gliders, gyroplanes, and ultralights. For the 26-year period, accidents were aircraft-specific regarding damage, injury severity, and human errors. The likelihood of fatal injuries in sport aviation accidents differs per aircraft category and is related to the phase of flight in which the accident originates and the involvement of aircraft-specific human errors. Results show that amateur-built aircraft are a specific subgroup. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-20
JournalAviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

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