Year: 1993 Source: Crisis, v.14, no.2, (1993), p.68-70, 82 SIEC No: 19930776

Approximately 2-3% of all fatal air accidents may be attributed to suicide, and in many other accidents in aviation there are grounds for inferring that self-destructive or suicidal behaviour was involved. Narcissistic personality traits are of paramount importance for the choice of this suicide method. Precursors include undetected depression, alcoholism, and faimily problems of piolots.