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Accident Files, 1970-1982


Scope and Content of Series XII: Accident Files

From the Series: The Accident Files (1970-1982) contain PATCO’s internal accident investigation files, accident investigation guidelines and handbook, and other accident-related correspondence (1974-1982). These files include PATCO’s efforts to contribute to air safety and include in-depth analysis of the causes of accidents from the air traffic controllers perspective.

The later files in this series reflect PATCO’s post-shutdown perspective on air safety, and their efforts to prove that replacement controllers were poorly trained and that their new computers were not adequate for safely directing air traffic.


  • 1970-1982

Restrictions on Access

Access to materials with personal or sensitive information has been restricted. Please consult with archivist for more information about accessing these records.


From the Series: 8.34 Linear Feet (in 20 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Series: English

General Physical Description note

8.5 linear feet of records in 20 boxes.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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