Reducing Loss of Control Inflight Accidents in Business Aviation

Loss of control inflight (LOC-I) refers to accidents in which flight crews are unable to maintain control of an aircraft in flight, resulting in an unrecoverable deviation from the intended flight path. Between 2001 and 2011, over 40 percent of fixed wing GA fatal accidents occurred because pilots lost control of their airplanes.

The lethality of LOC-I, coupled with an overriding sense that its occurrence can be reduced through improved prevention, recognition and recovery skills, make this a targeted issue for safety improvement by the NBAA Safety Committee. On this page, you will find resources, videos and training opportunities that can assist with recognizing and mitigating risks that can lead to aircraft upsets.

Download NBAA’s Safety Resource: Loss of Control Inflight (334 KB, PDF)