March 2019 Issue

Why We Lose Control

Loss-of-control accidents arenít always about inadequate skill alone. They also can be about inadequate risk management.

The aviation industry in recent years has highlighted loss of control in-flight (LOC-I) as the leading cause of general aviation fatal accidents. Many aviation organizations, including government agencies, have devoted considerable time and resources to target this problem and develop effective mitigations to reduce the number of LOC-I accidents. Much of that effort focuses on a pilot losing control, and how to train and equip to prevent it, because itís the final event in the accident chain.

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