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Sudden incapacitation: USAF experience, 1970-80.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6838453     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During the period 1970-80, there were reported 146 cases of in-flight sudden incapacitation in the USAF. Of these, 62 involved pilots, 14 were navigators, and 70 were student pilots. The etiologies of sudden incapacitation included illness without loss of consciousness, loss of consciousness, spatial disorientation, and improper M-1 maneuver. Each of these categories is analyzed with emphasis upon prevention, for example, not flying with symptomatic preexisting disease, continued emphasis upon spatial disorientation training, and correct performance of the M-1 maneuver. Based upon the data, conclusions and recommendations are suggested to minimize the risk of episodes of in-flight sudden incapacitation.
R B Rayman; G B McNaughton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aviation, space, and environmental medicine     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0095-6562     ISO Abbreviation:  Aviat Space Environ Med     Publication Date:  1983 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-05-27     Completed Date:  1983-05-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501714     Medline TA:  Aviat Space Environ Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  161-4     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Aviation / prevention & control
Aerospace Medicine
Middle Aged
Unconsciousness / epidemiology*,  etiology
United States
Vertigo / epidemiology*,  etiology
Comment In:
Aviat Space Environ Med. 1997 Apr;68(4):354   [PMID:  9096836 ]

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