An investigator examines a single-engine plane which crashed in Glendale, Calif. in 2012. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)
The group representing general aviation pilots is criticizing the National Transportation Safety Board’s new study of pilots’ drug use. We reported on that study yesterday.
“There are just far too many gaps and unknowns in this [NTSB] study for us to be able to draw any meaningful conclusions about aviation safety,” said Mark Baker, president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). “Overall the number of general aviation accidents has declined significantly over the past decade, and continuing that trend should be our focus.” Full story