Re: gone for good

Joachim Feise (
Fri, 18 Dec 1998 23:24:57 -0800

Tim Byars wrote:
> Well that is usually the cause of most failures. (Pilot error is 82% of all
> plane crashes)

Pilot error actually is 78% of all accidents, according to the NTSB
(, Annual Review of Aviation
Accident Data - U.S. General Aviation, Calendar Year 1995):
Seventy-eight percent of pilots involved in accidents were cited as either a
cause or
contributing factor; in fatal accidents, 87 percent of pilots were cited. The
(including weather, light, objects, and terrain conditions) was cited for 41
percent of accident-involved
aircraft and 39 percent of those in fatal accidents. Thirty percent of the
aircraft involved
in accidents were found to be a cause or contributing factor; 21percent in fatal

Being a pilot myself, I am quite sensitive to numbers like the one you gave
without source.