From the October 1980 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Flying High

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In the early 70's, Dr. Stanley Mohler, now a researcher at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, was among the first researchers to determine that in a large proportion of light-plane crashes the pilot had been drinking; In one study, alcohol was determined to be a factor in about 30% of such accidents. More recently, he said, apparently because of "pilot education programs," the incidence has declined, but alcohol was still a factor in about 12% of private plane crashes.

-- Robert Lindsey

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