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GAJSC Controlled Flight Into Terrain Working Group Meets in Anchorage, Alaska

The GAJSC Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) Working Group met this week at the University of Alaska Anchorage Aviation Technology Center in Anchorage, Alaska. The group completed work scoring the feasibility of safety intervention strategies toward the development of CFIT Safety Enhancements. The group also visited Anchorage Tower and TRACON to meet with local controllers to discuss ongoing work to mitigate CFIT events and the unique challenges of flying in Alaska.

The GAJSC already has issued Safety Enhancements to mitigate Loss of Control – Inflight (LOC-I) and System Component Failure – Powerplant (SCF-PP) accidents. Read the GAJSC’s reports and recommendations at LOC-I and SCF-PP.

GAJSC Controlled Flight Into Terrain Working Group Meeting

Last week, the GAJSC Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT) Working Group met at Boeing in Renton, WA to complete its preliminary accident scoring efforts. Utilizing NTSB reports and docket information, the Working Group has reviewed and scored over 160 CFIT accidents. Next, the Working Group will begin safety intervention feasibility scoring and Safety Enhancement development.

The GAJSC has already used this process to develop Safety Enhancements to mitigate Loss of Control – Inflight (LOC-I) and System Component Failure – Powerplant (SCF-PP) accidents. Read the GAJSC’s reports and recommendations at LOC-I and SCF-PP.

CFIT Working Group Meeting

Recently, the GAJSC’s Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) Working Group met for the second time in Phoenix, AZ. The Working Group continued accident analyses toward the development of safety enhancements to mitigate CFIT accidents. According to the GAJSC pareto, CFIT accidents are the second leading cause of general aviation accidents. The team will meet again early next year to continue its efforts. To see safety enhancements that the GAJSC already has developed to mitigate loss of control in flight and system component failure powerplant accidents, please visit: http://www.gajsc.org/safety-enhancements/.