Medico-social study of factors related to aircraft accidents with light planes occurred during the period of 1971 to 1975, S. Paulo, Brazil: I - The month and hour of the occurrence and the principal contributing factor

  • Affonso Renato Meira Universidade de São Paulo; Faculdade de Medicina; Departamento de Medicina Legal, Medicina Social e do Trabalho e Deontologia Médica
Keywords: Social medicine, Accidents^i2^sepidemiol, Accidents^i2^saviat

Abstract

Studying the aircraft accidents occurred with light planes during the period of 1971 to 1975 in the area of the IV Comar in the State of S. Paulo, Brazil, several factors related with accidents were analyzed. Among these the month and hour of the occurrence and the principal factor that contributed to the accident were studied. It was found that the majorit of the aircraft accidents occurred from 2 P.M. to 6 P.M. and that the main factor that contributed to the occurrence of the accidents was linked with the pilots' attitudes. It was not possible to establish an association of the accident with the month of occurrence.
Published
1978-06-01
How to Cite
Meira, A. (1978). Medico-social study of factors related to aircraft accidents with light planes occurred during the period of 1971 to 1975, S. Paulo, Brazil: I - The month and hour of the occurrence and the principal contributing factor . Revista De Saúde Pública, 12(2), 129-137. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101978000200004
Section
Original Articles