Presented to: Sun n’ FunBy:
TONY JAMESAir Safety Investigator , AVP-100Date: MARCH 27, 2012Federal AviationAdministrationTOP TEN CAUSESOF GENERALAVIATION ACCIDENTS
2 2Federal AviationAdministrationGeneral Aviation Accident
InvestigationOVERVIEW• Getting results through non-regulatory, productivestrategy and education.• Help to understand why accidents occur.• One of the FAA’s top priorities is to reduce thenumber of fatal accidents in general aviation.• Develop an accurate picture of contributing factors.
11 11Federal AviationAdministrationGeneral Aviation Accident
Investigation•NTSB Identification: CHI01MA011.Accident occurred Monday, October 16, 2000 inHILLSBORO, MOAircraft: Cessna 335, registration: N8354NInjuries: 3 Fatal.The pilots failure to control the airplane whilemaneuvering because of spatial disorientation.Contributing to the accident were the failure of theairplanes primary attitude indicator and the adverseweather conditions, including turbulence.
14 14Federal AviationAdministrationGeneral Aviation Accident
Investigation•NTSB Identification: ERA10FA502Accident occurred Friday, September 24, 2010 inChatsworth, GAAircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N84249Injuries: 2 Fatal,1 Serious.•The pilots inadequate flight planning and in-flightfuel management resulting in a total loss of enginepower due to fuel exhaustion. Contributing to theaccident was the operators failure to ensure aircraftrecords pertaining to engine modifications and fuelburn rates were available to flight crewmembers
25 25Federal AviationAdministrationGeneral Aviation Accident
InvestigationKingAir B-200 N45MF• On 2/6/07 the aircraft collided with mountainous terrain.• Night VMC conditions prevailed at the destination.• Wind 300@4kts, 10SM, 11,000 overcast.• The pilot stated to ATC that Bozeman was in sight andwas cleared to descend from 15,000’ to 13,000’.• The pilot acknowledged and requested a visualapproach.• The aircraft was cleared for the visual and radarservices were terminated. (coverage to 11,000’)• The wreckage was located approx. 80 feet below thepeak of a ridgeline at an elevation of approx. 5,700’.