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NTSB to Hold Forum Addressing Inflight Loss of Control in Fixed-Wing General Aviation Aircraft
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 NTSB to Hold Forum Addressing Inflight Loss of Control in Fixed-Wing General Aviation Aircraft

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a one-day forum to examine the problem of loss-of-control crashes in general aviation fixed-wing aircraft, and explore possible solutions. The event, “Humans and Hardware: Preventing Inflight Loss of Control in General Aviation,” will be held on October 14, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

 
“Every GA pilot gets training in loss-of-control events, such as aerodynamic stalls,” said Member Earl F. Weener, who will preside over the event. “Yet about 40 percent of GA fatal accidents involve loss of control. We want to know what can be done to better address this stubbornly recurrent safety challenge.”
 
Topics addressed will include: an overview of the various types of loss of control accidents, human performance and medical issues, potential training improvements, and technological enhancements that can reduce loss of control accidents.
 
The forum will feature presentations from pilots, instructors, general aviation advocacy groups, the Federal Aviation Administration, and manufacturers of potential technological countermeasures, among others.
 
The event will be held in the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center, located at 429 L’Enfant Plaza, S.W. Washington D.C. The forum will go from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm ET; it is free and open to the public. In addition, the forum can be viewed via webcast here: http://ntsb.capitolconnection.org/. Several days after the conclusion of the forum, an archived webcast of it will be posted on the NTSB website and will be available for 90 days.
 
Preventing inflight loss of control in general aviation has been on the NTSB’s Most Wanted List since January: http://go.usa.gov/3MNPJ
 
A detailed agenda and participant biographies will be released closer to the event.

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Contact: NTSB Media Relations
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594
Peter Knudson
(202) 314-6100
peter.knudson@ntsb.gov

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