Off-flight Pilot Incapacitation - Pilot Mortality Data Match

This project is to determine pilot off-flight incapacitation by mortality data match. The research team will first identify all pilots whose aeromedical certificates are active. Then, such required data fields as names and SS numbers will be collected from each pilot's most recent application of aeromedical certificates to provide to the National Death Index supplied by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for potential death matches. The project will establish a database holding the results of the death matches and the causes. When the mortality data match becomes a periodic task, the database would provide continuous outcome for pilot off-flight incapacitation and contribute to data-driven safety management system (SMS).