Captain WOW: When is Mental State Of a Pilot Grounds for Grounding Him?

Number 20028
Subject Aviation
Source Wall Street Journal (New York)
State
Year 1996
Publication Date March 7
Summary The Wall Street Journal reports on the case of a pilot, Capt. Witter, diagnosed with personal disorder. "The Witter case, offering a look inside the normally closed world of the cockpit shows just how difficult it can be to decide whether a pilot is mentally fit to fly. Of 5.066 pilot groundings for medical reasons in the past two years, 915 involved psychological or psychiatric disorders."
Category General
Pages 3
Keywords domestic violence aggression;alcohol abuse;FAA;NTSB;safety;Delta
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