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dc.contributor.advisorRichard Jenningsen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMelchor Antunanoen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDaniel Freemanen_US
dc.creatorGregory Giancarlo Shaskanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-20T16:04:45Z
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-19T22:05:12Z
dc.date.available2010-09-28en_US
dc.date.available2011-12-20T16:04:45Z
dc.date.available2014-02-19T22:05:12Z
dc.date.created2009-06-23en_US
dc.date.issued2009-06-30en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-06232009-102954en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152.3/126
dc.description.abstractAbstract: Homebuilt aircraft are those that the builder has completed at least 51% of the construction themselves. From 1993 National Transportation and Safety Board data, homebuilt aircraft made up only 3% of the flying hours but were involved in 10% of the general aviation accidents in the United States. This research investigates if and how these rates have changed over the past 15 years. The National Transportation and Safety Board Aviation Accident Database and Synopses website was queried for all types of United States homebuilt accidents during 2007. Select variables were used to compare homebuilt accidents and fatality rates with non-homebuilt aircraft rates. Human and mechanical errors were implicated in homebuilt accidents similar to non-homebuilt general aviation accidents. Homebuilt accident rates per 100,000 flight hours are significantly higher than non-homebuilt accident rates (26.44 +3.36 vs. 4.89 + 0.29, p<0.001) Homebuilt fatality rates per 100,000 flight hours are also significantly higher (8.67 + 1.92 versus 1.56 + 0.16, p<0.001). Safety efforts that focus on human and mechanical factors may reduce overall accident rates of both homebuilt and non-homebuilt aircraft.en_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the TDL web site by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.subjectsafetyen_US
dc.subjectpilot ratingen_US
dc.subjectpilot erroren_US
dc.subjectpilot educationen_US
dc.subjectpiloten_US
dc.subjectNTSBen_US
dc.subjectmechanical failureen_US
dc.subjectmechanical factoren_US
dc.subjectinadvertent stallsen_US
dc.subjecthuman erroren_US
dc.subjectgeneral aviationen_US
dc.subjectflyingen_US
dc.subjectflighten_US
dc.subjectFAAen_US
dc.subjectexperimentalen_US
dc.subjectEAAen_US
dc.subjectAOPAen_US
dc.subjectaccident investigationen_US
dc.titleDescriptive epidemiology of 2007 homebuilt aircraft accidents and accident and fatality ratesen_US
dc.type.genrethesisen_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Public Healthen_US
thesis.degree.levelMasteren_US
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas Medical Branchen_US
thesis.degree.departmentPreventative Medicine and Community Healthen_US


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