Taking a Closer Look at Preventing Loss of Control Inflight Accidents

One of most pervasive issues before NBAA’s Safety Committee is the issue of loss of control inflight (LOC-I) accidents and how to prevent them. Paul “BJ” Ransbury, the committee’s lead for the Loss of Control Working Group, said traditionally the focus in preventing these accidents has been on distraction and automation management, pilot monitoring and situational awareness – but those lines of defense are great until they don’t work. Ransbury said the focus should also be on recovery training, and specifically stall threats, as nearly 50 percent of LOC-I accident are related to a stall in some way.

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