Year: 1972 Source: FAA Aviation News, v.11, no.3, (July 1972), p.6 SIEC No: 19850969

The psychological postmortems of experienced pilots often uncover a typical abrupt change in the behavior of the incipient victim just before the crash. The author suggests that any pilot who becomes aware that he is behaving irrationally, for any reason, should avoid flying. Dr. Yanowitch of the FAA Office of Aviation Medicine believes development of “emotional profile” of the pilot under dangerous stress could help pilots recognize warning signals in time to prevent tragic accidents. (NBB)