“The aircraft crashed after it overran the end of the runway 4R during landing (National Transportation Safety Board, 2001).” The probable cause of the accident was aircrew fatigue and situational awareness. Out of 145 people aboard the aircraft, 10 were killed in the accident including the captain. During the crash the airplane “passed through a chain link security fence and over a rock embankment to a flood plain (National Transportation Safety Board, 2001).” The aircraft was demolished due to impact as well as fire. The National Transportation Safety Board believes the probable cause of the accident was due to the crew being fatigued as well due to the inability of situational awareness while landing under unfavorable weather
If, however, the numbers of incidents are put in relation to the total number of passengers travelling every year, the percentage seems negligible. Unruly passengers represent about 0.000006 - 0.000018 per cent of the annual passenger load.25 As a resu1t, the number of incidents involving unruly passenger in aircraft are the lowest of any public space.26 An airplane is safer than any other public space, even churches, places of employment and certainly the sidewalk. But although these numbers seem to be minimal, the problem is a major one. The importance of the problem can therefore not rest upon statistics, but has to stem from something else. Because of its nature, aviation is extremely sensitive to any disruption.
Ninety seconds afterward the plane arrived and the doors were opened, the warmth of the fire and new oxygen from the open exit doors crafted flashover conditions, and the plane's inside instantly came to be engulfed in blazes, killing 23 travelers who had yet to evacuate the aircraft. As a consequence of this mishap, aviation regulations concerning the globe
On January 13th, 1982, 79 passengers on the Air Florida Flight 90 crashed into the icy, Potomac River less than a minute after take off. One minute, the passengers were warm and relaxed, sitting in their seats, and the next, they were drowning in the icy Potomac. Air Flight 90’s death toll of seventy-five people, easily could and should have been prevented, yet as tragic as the event was, some good managed to come out it as well. Joe Stiley, one of the passengers onboard the Air Florida Flight 90, knew something wasn’t right as he was sitting in the plane, waiting for takeoff. For one thing, he stated that it was hard for him to see out of his window due to the wintry weather.
On September 25th 1978 a Boeing 727 just minutes before landing crashes in San Diageo, making it the first site of the biggest aviation disaster in the US history. Pacific Southwest Airline Flight 182 was having an early morning flight on the coast of California. It was travelling from Sacramento to San Diageo. Co-pilot Robert Fox, a 9 year old veteran was in charge of the plane alongside Captain James McFeron who was with PSA for 17 years, he was appreciated highly by his colleagues for his flying skills. It was the second flight of the day for both men.
The afternoon of January thirteenth in 1982 change the aviation system forever. Air Florida flight 90 was scheduled to take off in Washington D.C. and land in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The airplane did not make it to the destination, it stop working in mid air after less than one mile from the airport and 20 seconds in the air. There are many conspiracy theories around the accident but they are irrelevant and in this paper I am going to try to explain in an understandable way all that happened that tragic day. I will explain that there are many factors that led to the accident affecting hundreds of people.
The aviation disaster of 1977 was undoubtedly a traumatic experience that highlighted the dangers of aviation to many. Tenerife’s air traffic controller, Pan Am, and KLM’s suffered through several small errors that led up to this disaster that headed to the loss of many lives. In this essay, the miscommunications coupled with the uncontrollable weather plays a role in explaining the disaster and how it was handled. In specific terms, David Grayson rationalizes that this catastrophe had several small errors and even unknown quirks that made the incident more so disastrous than it could have been. Consequently, the disaster of 1977 could be viewed as a worst case scenario because of it’s unknown quirks, small errors that could have been fixed
Jet flames have been involved in a number of accidents, perhaps the most dramatic were the large jet flames from the gas riser on the Piper Alpha Oil platform. In other cases jet flames from pressure relief valves have caused adjacent vessels to overheat and burst, giving a boiling liquid expanding vapour explosion or BLEVE (Tong, Lo, Zhang &Chen,
Case study Case name: Crash of Japan Airline 123 Date: 12th August1985 Over view: On 12th August1985 at 6 pm, a Japan airline 123 takeoff from Tokyo Haneda airport to the airport at city of Osaka. The flight was under two controllers, Yutaka Suraki and Sammy to Hama. Everything was going normal that suddenly two blasts were heard after 12 minutes of the takeoff, one after another. After which the flight was not in the control of pilots. Flight controls were not responding.
In May 2009, a pilot for a commercial airline was experiencing difficulties landing a plane at Denver international Airport. The reasoning behind this was that the pilot was distracted preparing to land, that he accelerated the aircraft while the brakes were still deployed. Nothing serious happened, however he realized that habit patterns, possible fatigue, and distractions can create a sequence of events that will lead to possible death and destruction. Human error is one of the leading causes for airplane accidents around the world. Due to electronic devices being brought aboard by the staff mistakes are more bound to happen when someone is focused on something they shouldn’t be.