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2010-03-18

About Accidents Use of shoulder harnesses in all seats will reduce major injuries by 88% and fatalities by 20%. Retro-fit harness kits are available, not cheap but affordable. The FAA has not made installation easy. Not wearing an available harness is a violation of FAR 91.107

40% of the mechanical failures had to do with failed parts.
28% had to do with fuel/air problems.
8% had to do with ignition/electrical problems.
16% were from other causes such as controls

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