Controlled flight into terrain

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Term controlled flight into terrain
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Broader term

loss of separation

Narrower term


Abbreviation

CFIT

Definition

Accident in which aircraft, under the control of the crew, is flown into terrain (or water) with no prior awareness on the part of the crew of the impending accident.

Definition Source

EUROCONTROL (2000) ESARR 2 - Edition 1.1 - 30.03.2000, Attachment C to Annex 1 ("Glossary of terms and definitions"), referring to ICAO Circular 272-AN/161

Note

Ref. ICAO Circular 272-AN/161