Epidemiology of hot-air balloon crashes in the U.S., 1984-88.
Hot-air ballooning crrashes in the U.S. during 1984-88 were examined using National Transportation Safety Board reports.
The 138 crashes occurred most frequently during recreational flights (51% of the total) and paid rides (28%). A total of 480 persons were involved; 6 were killed and 123 seriously injured.
Pilot error contributed to 88% of the crashes, and equipment failure or malfunction to 11%. Of the six fatal crashed, five involved collision with power lines.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Accident, Traumatisme, Pilote, Homme, Montgolfière
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, United States, North America, America, Accident, Trauma, Pilot, Human
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Cote : 94-0341634
Code Inist : 002B16M. Création : 199406.