Controlled Flight Into Terrain

Technological advances in situational awareness have dramatically reduced the number of General Aviation Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) accidents over the past 20 years. Nevertheless, CFIT accidents continue to occur and at least half of them are fatal. This fact sheet will help acquaint readers with the precursors of CFIT accidents and highlight some technological and safety risk management solutions.

Last updated: Friday, February 4, 2022