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Author Botch, Sabra R.

Title Alcohol-related aviation accidents involving pilots with previous alcohol offenses [electronic resource] / Sabra R. Botch, Robert D. Johnson.

Imprint Washington, DC : Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Aerospace Medicine, [2008]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  TD 4.210:08/22    ---  Available
Description iii, 8 p. : digital, PDF file
Series DOT/FAA/AM ; 08/22
DOT/FAA/AM (Series) ; 08/22.
System Details Mode of access via the FAA web site.
Note Title from title screen (viewed Apr. 30, 2009).
Type Of Report Final report.
Note "October 2008."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 8).
Funding AM-B-05-TOX-204
Summary The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires airmen to report legal actions involving ethanol and/or other drugs, including driving while impaired by or while under the influence of alcohol. Pilots are also required to report any administrative action resulting in denial, suspension, cancellation, or revocation of driving privileges or mandatory attendance at an educational or rehabilitation program. The purpose of this study was to evaluate fatal civil aviation accidents between the years 2000 and 2007 in which ethanol was present in the pilot, and the pilot had previously documented drug and/or alcohol offenses and/or dependence. Toxicological and aeromedical findings from pilots were collected for an 8 year period, 2000 - 2007. Case histories, accident information, and the probable cause of the accidents were obtained from the National Transportation Safety Board. Toxicological information was obtained from the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute's Forensic Toxicology Research Laboratory. During the examined time period, 215 pilots (9%) of the 2,391 received for analysis had documented alcohol or drug-related offenses. Of the 215 pilots, 23 (11%) had consumed ethanol prior to the fatal incident. Of these 23 pilots, 16 (70%) had ethanol concentrations above the FAA's legal limit of 40 mg/dL and 7 (30%) between 20 and 40 mg/dL. Providing more detailed documentation to aviation medical examiners would aid in the determination of eligibility for medical certification and could potentially save pilots as well as their passengers' lives. Identifying pilots with substance abuse problems is paramount for providing a safe environment to fly but also benefits the pilots who may not have addressed these issues."-- P. i.
Subject Drinking and airplane accidents.
Aircraft accidents -- Human factors.
Aircraft accidents -- Investigation.
Aeronautics -- Safety measures.
Drug abuse.
Accidents, Aviation -- prevention & control.
Alcohol Drinking.
Ethanol -- blood.
Substance Abuse Detection.
Aeronautics -- Safety measures. (OCoLC)fst00798382
Aircraft accidents -- Human factors. (OCoLC)fst00802784
Aircraft accidents -- Investigation. (OCoLC)fst00802785
Drinking and airplane accidents. (OCoLC)fst00898166
Drug abuse. (OCoLC)fst00898480
Added Author Johnson, Robert D. (Robert David), 1974-
United States. Office of Aerospace Medicine.
Added Title Alcohol related aviation accidents involving pilots with previous alcohol offenses
Other Form: Botch, Sabra R. Alcohol-related aviation accidents involving pilots with previous alcohol offenses iii, 8 p. (OCoLC)276947931
Report No. DOT/FAA/AM-08/22
Standard No. DTICE ADA490324
Gpo Item No. 0431-E-04 (online)
Sudoc No. TD 4.210:08/22

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