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Accident Review

Safety Committee (
June 2018


This page provides quick access to NTSB reports for NATA aircraft, and will be updated regularly. Strategy is to instruct the reader on how to use the accident report as written and glean lessons for him/herself to apply to safe operations of NATA aircraft.

Accident Review Instructions

Read an accident report with the objective of taking lessons from the accident to apply to your own flight operations. Remember that this report does not necessarily contain all the information that was available to the principal operator and/or passengers. Therefore, simply criticizing the actions or inactions of the pilot is not constructive or productive in safety analysis. Use your own approach to flying, your procedures and operational techniques, then evaluate the accident and candidly ask yourself whether your flights might be subject to the same conditions resulting in the same outcome. No accident review should be an exercise in “dissecting a departed man’s bones”. It serves no good purpose.