Abstract The accident on McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82, N215AA of 1991 is a good example of an aviation accident that occurred majorly due to human factors. This paper aims to analyze the main causes involving human factors that lead to the crash. The two core factors associated with the accident include; fatigue and situational stress. Both crew members sustained long duty day that exceeding the maximum waking hours. Additionally, the prevailing weather conditions placed them in a stressful environment.
Case Study 1: Ethics in Action the PATCO Strike Giovanni Tutiven West Georgia Tech Labor Management Relations – 41163 Instructor: Christy Russell 27/01/2018 The case of the PATCO strike revolves around air traffic controllers whom belong to an organization called (PATCO) which stands for Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization. They play a very important role since they control the traffic of planes that flow in and out which can be risky since the slightest error can make a plane crash which puts lives at risk. So, there is already much stress that comes with the position of being a traffic controller. In this case we have an ethical issue since the air traffickers of PATCO in 1970s want to go on strike. However, due the fact that they are employees for the U.S federal government at that time in the 1900s it is illegal for unions whom work for the federal government to go on strike.
Fog also played a big part in Lindbergh's flight because the fog made it hard to see where he was going. Another similarity is both Columbus and Lindbergh had to make critical decisions. Columbus had to deal with the lack of food and the disease that was spreading throughout the three boats. Lindbergh had to worry about fuel, which if he ran out of would cost him his life. So Lindbergh had to know of where the land was.
In light of the environmental factors that affect the airline industry this Study will focus on the traditional Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Environmental, and Legal Analysis, often referred to as the PESTEL Analysis. PESTEL analysis is a tool that is used to analyse an organisation’s macro-environment. Political Environment The incident of 9/11 has affected the airline industry adversely. The number of tourists to different countries has immensely decreased due to the fear of safety and security issues. On the other hand countries have put measures in place such as strict visa policies and border controls in an effort to combat terrorism attacks.
While Air Florida Flight 90 (aka Palm 90) waited for takeoff, it’s exterior was de-iced with glycerol and water, but according to Ken Kaye, a reporter from Sun Sentinel, “the solution wasn’t as potent as it should have been”. Not having a solution which wasn’t as potent as it should have been, wasn’t the only reason Palm 90 crashed. Ken Kaye also stated that “like most airline accidents, the crash of Air Florida Flight 90 was the result of a chain of events set in motion by Murphy's Law”. Perhaps the biggest mistake the two pilots, Larry Wheaton and Roger Petit, made was failing to turn on the anti-ice system.Not turning on the anti- ice system, prevented the engines from de-frosting and caused incorrect power readings of instruments in the
While Berliners were relying on air transport everyday, missing a single day due to weather could lead to potential starvation. Technology at the time was unable to predict the weather as accurate as we can today, and even still, it is not perfect. Additional task forces were created too monitor the weather 24/7, because conditions were expected to be dangerous. Beginning in June, many believed the airlift would not make it past October due to hazard winter conditions in Berlin. While the weather was a major reason that Germany failed in its attempt at an airlift, the U.S seemed to be out of options.
Aircraft accidents Aircraft accidents are the nightmares for both every pilot and aircraft passengers. Accidents can happen even when you least expect it which makes them even mere frightening. The reasons behind an aircraft accident can vary from situation to another but the main reasons are human error or most of the time it is caused by technical issues. In this essay I will address how accidents can happen which means I will in detail examine how accidents can happen which related to human error, technical issues or even accidents are caused by supernatural phenomena. First of all in my essay I will talk about human errors.
This event shows how a natural disaster can completely alter an ecosystem (Di Silvestro). The common effects from hurricanes on humans range from death to destruction of homes. However, hurricanes have a psychological toll on humans. Many victims of hurricanes may not start with serious symptoms. Most symptoms in the beginning consist of anxiety, sadness, and difficulty sleeping.
Known as the sea graveyard for many accidents, the Bermuda triangle created a huge debate on the nature of the accidents. There are many theories that tried to explain the disappearance of ships and plane sinking in the Bermuda triangle, some scientists tried to explain the disappearances as normal accidents, due to different reasons. The area of the Bermuda triangle is known for its irregular landscape and irregular weather, the area is a maze for pilots and the weather can change in a matter of seconds. The area of the Bermuda triangle is made of a stretch of land with islands suspended in its water, the islands look similar to each other and pilots who are unfamiliar with the area are likely to lose directions. The area is also one of two areas in which magnetic compasses point true north rather than magnetic north, this is called compass variation.