NTSB: Reduced Visual References Require Vigilance

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
By George Hatcher

Historically, about two-thirds of all general aviation (GA) accidents that occur in reduced-visibility weather conditions are fatal.1 These accidents typically involve pilot spatial disorientation or controlled flight into terrain.
Even in visual weather conditions, flights at night over areas with limited ground lighting (which provides few visual ground references) can be challenging.
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