Loss of control in flight has been, and continues to be, a common accident cause in general aviation (GA). Loss of control accidents have occurred throughout aviation history. As an example, an FAA overview of the 2008-2015 fatal GA accidents showed that "Loss of Control" (LOC) was by far the major cause of accidents. Coupled with Controlled Flight into Terrain, it becomes apparent that these two factors are the primary causes of the majority of GA accidents. Rather than list precursor accidents, it is appropriate to identify the most significant historical and current GA accident causes.

GAJSC Pareto Chart for 2008-2015
GAJSC Pareto Chart for 2008-2015 - View Larger

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