A person may use an aircraft to commit suicide. The pilot may leave a suicide note or otherwise communicate with others, but sometimes it may seem to be just another accident.
The person may intentional crash the plane or else may jump out during a flight.
(1) male gender
(3) alcohol or drug intoxication (which may be self-medication for depression)
(4) history of suicidal ideation or attempts
(5) government policy or ideology – kamikaze, 9/11
(6) domestic, social or legal problems
(7) narcissistic personality
A psychological “autopsy” (Jones, 1977) of the pilot should be included in the investigation of an unexplained aircraft crash.
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Specialty: Psychiatry, Clinical Laboratory