The Fatal Injuries of Air Crew Members of Civil Aircrafts and Sport FlyingVehicles


Authors: M. Sokol
Authors‘ workplace: Ústav leteckého zdravotnictví, Praha
Published in: Čes.-slov. Patol., , 2003, No. 2, p. 28-33
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Overview

The analysis of the 74 cases of civil aviation accidents have been done from the period 1991–2000,in which 107 persons were killed. The Institute of Aviation Medicine has participated on theinvestigation of 86,5 % crashes in the Czech republic. The majority of accidents happend in theperiod from april to september, 55.4 % cases during weekend days. The male prevalence amongbodies was significant, the average age of dead pilots was 43.5 years. Polytrauma was the mostfrequent cause of death. The medical cause of accident genesis was managed in one case. Heavyproblem were almost 11 % positive BAC of the investigated crew members. The positive toxicologyfindings of medical drugs in pilots were sporadic. The type of crashes and their collisions werealso analysed.

Key words:
aviation accident – aircraft – traffic accident

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Anatomical pathology Forensic medical examiner Toxicology
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