This review of agricultural aviation accidents reported to BASI in the period 1985 to 1992 indicates:
- there were no significant reductions in the number or rate of accidents
- there were higher accident and fatal accident rates than for other GA operations
- the majority of accidents occurred in the agricultural work phase of flight, although the taxi and take-off phase accounted for a significant percentage of accidents
- factors related to pilot perception and operational decision were most frequent
- accident prevention programs should address:
- failure to see and avoid objects
- inadequacy of pre-flight preparation and planning; and
- distraction from operation of aircraft.
The Director of BASI reiterated the points highlighted in this review when addressing the 1994 annual conference of the Aerial Agricultural Association.
|Type:||Research and Analysis Report|
|Publication date:||15 July 1995|
|ISBN:||0 642 22997 X|