Reducing Loss of Control Inflight Accidents in Business Aviation

Loss of control inflight (LOC-I) refers to accidents and incidents in which the pilot has temporarily, or completely, lost the ability to maintain control of an aircraft in flight. LOC-I typically results in an extreme deviation from the intended flight path. Over the past 10 years, over 40 percent of fixed wing GA and commercial aviation fatal accidents occurred because pilots lost control of their aircraft.

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)