WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board will highlight lessons learned from its investigations of general aviation accidents involving loss of control, during a seminar scheduled for 9 a.m., May 14, at the NTSB Training Center, in Ashburn, Virginia.
Accidents attributed to “loss of control in-flight” are the most common defining events for fatal crashes in general aviation, accounting for about 40% of GA fatalities.
Unfortunately, the circumstances for these accidents are often repeated over time, precipitating a need for change in this area, NTSB officials said. Reducing general aviation accidents remains a high priority for the NTSB and this seminar is one effort in that mission, officials add.
NTSB Board Member Earl Weener will be a featured presenter and attendees will also hear NTSB investigators describe how they investigate accidents, as well as the resultant safety recommendations the NTSB issues to reduce the accident rate in this critical area.
This is the eighth in a series of NTSB safety seminars focused on general aviation accidents. The four-hour seminar is free, and pilots participating in the FAA’s WINGS program will receive credit for attendance.
Because space is limited, early registration is highly recommended. The doors will open at 8:30 a.m., and the seminar will run from 9 a.m.-1p.m. Attendees must have a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, to enter the building.
Those interested in attending the seminar can register here.