What’s even more frightening is that Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Airlines, is one of the worlds highest profile proponents for legalizing WEED!
Do the math people! Do the math!
Report examines pilot fatalities, illicit drugs
BY DOUGLAS CLARK | MARCH 12, 2020
A recently released National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report maintains the prevalence of prescription, over-the-counter, and illicit drugs found in fatally injured pilots has increased since its last focus in 2014.
The findings determined of 952 pilots fatally injured between 2013 and 2017 with available toxicology tests results, 28 percent tested positive for at least one potentially impairing drug, which authorities said represented a rise above the 23 percent figure in the 2014 study. Additionally, investigators indicated 15 percent were positive for at least one drug connected to a potentially impairing condition – an increase of 3 percentage points from the 2014 study.
Researchers also revealed an increase in the percentage of fatally injured pilots testing positive for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound in marijuana, with the NTSB concluding evidence of that drug use presents a safety hazard ineffectively addressed and called for the FAA to inform pilots marijuana use by airmen is prohibited.