Year: 1967 Source: Aerospace Medicine, v.38, (October 1967), p.1057-1059 SIEC No: 19861306

6 case histories are presented in which apparent general aviation accidents are revealed to be possible or probable volitional acts. Alcohol and/or drugs were frequently involved. This paper suggests that general aviation aircraft are utilized as suicide instruments, and stresses the importance of obtaining autopsies, toxicological studies and, whenever possible, thorough human factors evaluations in aircraft accident investigations.