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Fatal aviation crashes in Alaska - a need for renewed caution and diligence.

Authors
O'Connor-M; Lincoln-J
Source
State Alsk Epidemiol Bull, No. 30, 2010 Sep; :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20037662
Abstract
During 1990-1999, Alaska experienced 1,684 aviation crashes, an average of one crash every 2 days. Of these crashes, 188 (11.2%) were fatal, resulting in 402 deaths. Since the 1990s, federal and state agencies and non-profit organizations have made cooperative efforts to improve aviation safety in Alaska by installing weather cameras, implementing programs such as the Capstone Program (a federally-funded safety program that provided information about traffic and terrain features to improve pilots' situational awareness), and creating organizations like the Medallion Foundation (a non-profit organization that promotes aviation safety by providing resources, training and support to the aviation community). This review of Alaska aircraft crash data was prompted by the recent air transportation tragedies in 2010. Preliminary information for crashes occurring in 2009 and 2010 may change as reports become finalized.
Keywords
Region-10; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Aircraft; Aircrews; Pilots; Traumatic-injuries; Injury-prevention; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-safety-programs; Epidemiology; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accident-rates; Accident-statistics
Contact
Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, 3601 C Street, Suite 540, Anchorage, AK 99503
Publication Date
20100922
Document Type
Journal Article
Editors
McLaughlin-J
Fiscal Year
2010
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
APRO
Priority Area
Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities
Source Name
State of Alaska Epidemiology Bulletin, No. 30
State
AK
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