Mail transportation pilot dies in crash of Cessna 207.
NIOSH 1995 Aug; :1-2
On February 25, 1995, a commercial pilot transporting mail in a Cessna 207 died as a result of injuries sustained in an aircraft crash north of the Arctic Circle. The pilot was flying under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) to a bush community approximately 100 miles from the flight's point of origin. An air taxi operator, approximately 25 miles from Kotzebue, reported observing a column of black smoke. Search and Rescue personnel later discovered the wreckage on the south wall of a box canyon. 1. Pilots should maintain established safe routes and altitudes unless required to deviate for reasons of safety. 2. Observation by pilots of wildlife is a potentially hazardous activity and should be avoided at low altitudes.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Region-10; Work-practices; Work-analysis; Work-environment; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-hazards; Pilots; Aircrews; Aircraft
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services