Throughout time it has appeared that most accidents have indeed occurred because of human error. For example, one case of human error would have to be the loss of a sailing yacht called Revonoc, occurring in 1958. This craft belonged to Harvey Conover, a business man of his time. It turns out Harvey Conover sailed his yacht into the eye of a storm. Nobody had ever seen Harvey ever again. (www.bermudatriangleinfo.com)
The Federal Aviation Administration in its System Safety Process Steps handbook defines a hazard as “a condition, event, or circumstance that could lead to or contribute to an unplanned or undesired event” (Federal Aviation Administration, 2005, p. 1). The focus here will be on the “unplanned” event and the desire to avoid any injury, illness, or death of people and any damage to equipment or property; or harm to the environment. I will take a look at the identification of hazards as they pertain to aviation both through observation of current events and through analysis of past events. After looking into hazard identification I will next look at hazard assessment. The process of determining the likelihood the hazard will occur and the impact the hazard could have. Next I will examine some of the control measures that can be employed to mitigate the hazard. Finally, I will look at hazard analysis in Safety Management Systems (SMS) as an ongoing effort to improve safety continuality. After all the mitigation of hazards is what SMS is all about.
United States of America. Department of Transportation. FAA. Human Error and Commercial Aviation Accidents: A Comprehensive, Fine-Grained Analysis Using HFACS. FAA, July 2006. Web. 22 Mar. 2014. .
By the time one figures out that an error occurred, it’s too late to keep the plane from crashing. The reason why some pilots as a pair are better at working together than...
Lack of proper risk management process: NASA was using a simple risk classification system and the methods used were only qualitative. There was a lack of proper technical and quantitative risk management methods that could have helped them identify the risks and eliminate them.
In several studies of aviation mishaps, human error has been cited as the primary cause of the majority of these mishaps. The main problems of these human errors were failures in interpersonal communication, leadership, and decision making in the flight deck (or cockpit). With this in mind and the need to improve on air safety, Crew Resource Management was developed. We will define CRM and then continue further to define subsequent automations and questionnaires that have developed through CRM. We will discuss the importance of CRM, automations, and questionnaires and the research findings.
Even though the Vietnam War has ended the long time ago, the Vietnamese in the South, who already live in the new countries today, are still fighting against Vietnam communist government. On their mind, there are always some kind of sadness and the memories of the life of peace in the South Vietnam before 1975.
With any accident investigation one of the main focuses is to determine the cause and factors involved in the accident. Determining the cause of the accident would consist of finding out why the accident happened (NTSB, 2010). This can include any mechanical failures to environmental issue or even human error can be a serious cause to an aircraft accidents. All facts, conditions, and circumstances are taken into account when determining the probably cause in an investigation (NTSB, 2010).
Safety in the ethics and industry of aerospace technology is of prime importance for preventing tragic malfunctions and crashes. Opposed to automobiles for example, if an airplane breaks down while in mid-flight, it has nowhere to go but down. And sadly it will often go down “hard” and with a high probability of killing people. The Engineering Code of Ethics states first and foremost that, “Engineers shall hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public.” In the aerospace industry, this as well holds very true, both in manufacturing and in air safety itself. Airline safety has recently become a much-debated topic, although arguments over air safety and travel have been going ...
Prior to 1959, faulty equipment was the probable cause for many airplane accidents, but with the advent of jet engines, faulty equipment became less of a threat, while human factors gained prominence in accident investigations (Kanki, Helmreich & Anca, 2010). From 1959 to 1989, pilot error was the cause of 70% of accident resulting in the loss of hull worldwide (Kanki, Helmreich & Anca, 2010). Due to these alarming statistics, in 1979 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) implemented a workshop called “Resource Management on the Flightdeck” that led to what is now known as Crew Resource Management (CRM) or also known as Cockpit Resource Management (Rodrigues & Cusick, 2012). CRM is a concept that has been attributed to reducing human factors as a probable cause in aviation accidents. The concepts of CRM weren’t widely accepted by the aviation industry, but through its history, concepts, and eventual implementation, Crew Resource Management has become an invaluable resource for pilots as well as other unrelated industries around the world.
In conclusion, many contribution factors led to the Crossair flight 3597 crash but is mainly triggered by Crossair’s incapability of assessment, pilot error and lastly the air traffic controller. Analysis of a flight crash is important so that we will know the causes, thus being able tackle it, making sure that there are no other flight crashes like Crossair flight 3597.
Travelling at a speed twice that of sound might seem to be something futuristic; however, this feat has already been achieved almost 40 years ago by the world’s only supersonic passenger aircraft-The Concorde. Concorde brought a revolution in the aviation industry by operating transatlantic flights in less than four hours. The slick and elegant aircraft with one of the most sophisticated engineering was one of the most coveted aircrafts of its time. However, this was all destined to end when Air France Flight 4590 was involved in a tragic disaster just outside the city of Paris on July 25, 2000. The crash killed 113 people, but more disastrous was its impact. The belief and confidence people had with Concorde gradually started to fade, and finally Concorde was grounded after two and a half years of the crash. Official reports state that the main cause of the crash was a piece of metal dropped by a Continental aircraft that flew moments before Concorde, but, over the last decade, the report has met a lot of criticism, and many alternative hypotheses have thus been proposed.
...ing dangerous icing conditions. Flight is an amazing science that will only get safer as time goes on.
The cause in every accident of the BOAC Comet was a design factor. The pressurization limitations were determined wrongly. In the mid air collision in San Diego, the cause was human error of the Cessna pilot for changing headings, the Boeing for not being sure of having the right traffic insight, and the tower for not warning the aircrafts they were very close together when his warning went off. Finally, the Air Florida crash, investigators took into consideration the factors of the weather, engine performance, and pilot error.