TableĀ 3

Primary causes of accidents

Primary causeTotalPer cent
Pilot errors (only)20553.5
Mechanical failure (including fuel exhaustion)6717.5
Pilot error and weather174.4
Pilot error and mechanical failure174.4
Weather (gust, thermal, rain, wind increase, etc)225.7
Not applicable/unknown244.4
  • *Including takeoff disturbed by wake turbulence created by the passage of other aircraft and landing out of the landing zone (LZ).