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Document ID (ISN)64179
CIS number 95-785
ISSN - Serial title 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Li G.
Title Pilot-related factors in aircraft crashes: A review of epidemiologic studies
Bibliographic information Oct. 1994, Vol.65, No.10, Section I, p.944-952. Illus. 76 ref.
Abstract Epidemiologic studies of pilot-related factors in aircraft crashes are reviewed with regard to study design and methods, major findings and data and methodological issues. In numerous studies, much attention has been paid to pilots' medical condition, age, flight experience and alcohol use. Most studies were based on crash analysis using case reports and case series studies; planned case-control and cohort studies are extremely rare. More epidemiologic studies using state-of-the-art methodology are needed to identify pilot-related risk factors of aircraft crashes and to develop and assess safety policies and other intervention programmes.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; human factors; aircraft pilots; risk factors; air transport
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; alcoholism; age-linked differences; experience; epidemiologic study; state of health
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Alcohol and drug abuse
Air transportation
Psychological factors