National Transportation Safety Board will host a roundtable Tuesday on
preventing in-flight loss of control in general aviation. The purpose of the
event is to facilitate a discussion about possible solutions to prevent loss of
control, which has played a role in more than 40 percent of all single-engine,
fixed-wing general aviation fatal accidents.
and government experts will participate in the one-day roundtable,
"Prevent Loss of Control in Flight in General Aviation Through Training
and Technology," in Washington, D.C on April 24. NTSB Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt will moderate
the participant-driven discussion.
general-aviation pilots and passengers die from accidents involving loss of
control in flight than any other single factor," said Sumwalt. "Our
goal is for these experts to discuss solutions available to prevent loss of
control and to identify the path forward in our continued joint effort to
NTSB Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt briefly talks about the purpose of the
roundtable. Click the image above or the
link below to view the short video.
Loss of control accidents involve an
aircraft’s unintended departure from controlled flight, which can be due to a
variety of reasons, such as pilot distraction, loss of situational awareness,
or weather. General aviation safety has been on the NTSB’s Most Wanted List since 2012.
roundtable event is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. EDT, in the NTSB Boardroom
and Conference Center, 420 10th Street SW, Washington, DC 20594.
The agenda, presenter biographies and other information
about the roundtable are available online at https://go.usa.gov/xQDvC.
The event is also
scheduled to be webcast live. A link to the webcast will be available on the
day of the roundtable at http://ntsb.capitolconnection.org/.
An archive of the webcast will be available on the NTSB website after the
The Twitter hashtag for the roundtable is