Pilots’ Suicides at Business and General Aviation

David Hůlek, Ladislav Keller

Abstract


A human factor is an integral part of the aviation and it becomes, together with a still improving technologies, an important component of the aviation. It cases nonstandard situations in the aviation. The goal of this paper, which deals with extreme cases of pilots´ psychic failures, is to summarize and suggest possible solutions of the cases when civil pilots used an aircraft to commit suicide or when they try to commit it. There are briefly described suicide cases in the first part of the paper. The cases are from business and general aviation. The next part of the paper is about an analysis of these cases. The cases are analysed from several aspects. The authors suggest possible precautions how to prevent these cases. The paper is based on the Study of extreme cases of aviation personnel psychic failure. This study was published by a Civil Aviation Authority of the Czech Republic in 2016.

Keywords


pilots’ suicides; pilots psychic failure; human factor in aviation

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