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Stall Spin Accidents
2010-03-18

Stall Spin Accidents
  • 60% of stall/spin accidents take place during the takeoff/ landing phases of flight
  • 66% of general aviation accidents have as major factors failure to maintain climb/approach speeds.
  • Low wing aircraft increase rate of spin just prior to recovery.
  • Fewer than 5% of all spin accidents occur high enough above the surface to allow normal recovery.
  • About 8% of general aviation accidents are spin related and account for nearly 25% of the fatalities.
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