From the October 1969 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

FWI Findings in FAA Tests

Almost one-fifth of the pilots involved in a group of fatal light-aircraft accidents had significant alcohol or drug content in blood or tissue autopsy specimens, according to toxicology tests performed by a Federal laboratory. Biological specimens from 123 pilots yielded 18 cases where an alcohol content of 50 milligrams percent or higher was measured.

In an additional four cases, the head of a Federal Aviation Administration laboratory reported, drug content was discovered which was deemed "capable of influencing performance" or indicating "significant health problems."

-- U.S. Medicine

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