The general aviation accident rate has been “stubbornly resistant” to safety initiatives designed to lower the number of mishaps, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Deborah A. P. Hersman said Tuesday, kicking off a two-day NTSB forum in Washington to find ways to decrease the number of GA accidents, particularly among the personal flying segment of Part 91 operations. Hersman noted that there are 1,500 GA accidents each year (more than four per day), which claim the ...

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