WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released the first of five short videos, each featuring an NTSB investigator highlighting a particular area of general aviation safety associated with the majority of GA accidents.
Every year, the NTSB investigates about 1,500 preventable GA accidents that kill about 475 people, including pilots, and the family members and friends traveling with them, according to agency officials. Most of these crashes involve a similar set of circumstances, conditions and decision-making that leads to fatal outcomes.
In March, the NTSB issued five safety alerts bulletins to highlight these areas and provide strategies and resources to better identify and reduce risks for those in the GA community.
The NTSB has created a short video (3-5 minutes) on each of the five safety alert topics. The videos feature NTSB investigators sharing their perspectives as both GA pilots and aviation safety professionals on how both pilots and mechanics can more effectively manage the risks associated with GA flying.
The videos address risk management and decision-making, maintenance issues for pilots and mechanics, flight in reduced-visibility conditions, and low-altitude stalls.
The first of the videos, “Is Your Aircraft Talking to You? Listen!” (4:54) is available now.
The four remaining videos will be released throughout the month of July.
The print versions of the five Safety Alerts are available here.
GA Safety has been on the NTSB’s Most Wanted List since 2011.