National Transportation Safety Board Essays

  • Causes Of Aviation Accidents

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    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

  • Air Florida Flight 90 Research Paper

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    that led to the accident affecting hundreds of people. The Flight was operated by Air Florida and it was “Delayed by one hour and forty five minutes due to a heavy snowfall which necessitated the temporary closing of the airport” (National transportation safety board ) but it took off anyway at four o’clock in the afternoon, the aircraft stop working in midair twenty seconds after that and started to go down with no power until it hitted the fourteenth bridge and sank in the Potomac river Killing

  • Airplane Accident Case Study

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    constitutes an accident and a serious injury according to the NTSB, the NTSB definition of each is provided below. An aircraft accident is defined as: An occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft which takes place between the time any person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight and all such persons have disembarked, and in which any person suffers death or serious injury, or in which the aircraft receives substantial damage. (Definitions,

  • Human Errors In Aviation

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    Chapter 2: Human errors According to the research that l have carried out there are a number of factors which lead to the human errors in aviation. They depend with what they lead to and most of them have to be hidden in our capabilities, as all human are bond to make mistakes. Although these are called errors after they cause catastrophic or minor accidents if they do not some may be called discoveries and applied even more. Some of them are elaborated in detail below: 2.1 Elements of human factors

  • Fatal Crash Case Study

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    Preventing A Fatal Crash in the Modern-Day Workplace Geraldine C. Ballano Regent Universtiy ABSTRACT The tragic crash at Los Rodeos Airport, Tenerife, Canary Islands, serves as a huge object lesson which organizational leaders can draw from. This paper begins with an analysis of what took place on that fateful day. It delves on the hindrances that the key people involved in the accident faced in terms of decision making. The impediments to be discussed pave a way for the author to examine

  • Columbus And Lindbergh Comparison

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    Columbus and Lindbergh: A Journey Across The Atlantic Christopher Columbus and Charles Lindbergh both made astonishing accomplishments in their careers by crossing the Atlantic Ocean, one by boat, and one by plane. Columbus crossed the Atlantic by boat, and Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic by plane. Columbus had three ships, the Santa Maria, the Pinta, and the Nina. These two men crossed the Atlantic Ocean for a variety of different reasons with one objective, to do something no one has ever done

  • Short Essay On Bermuda Triangle

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    Bermuda Triangle is the region in the Western part of North Atlantic Ocean where an unusually large number of strange accidents happened. The legend of Bermuda Triangle started when 5 Navy Avenger airplane disappeared on a training flight out of Fort Lauderdale. Over the years, many theories were proposed by researchers to explain the incidents that happened in Bermuda Triangle. There are methane gas theory, the Sargasso sea, Gulf stream, Hutchison effect, strange weather and hurricanes, freak waves

  • Montreal Convention 1999 Essay

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    condition only that the accident which caused the death or injury took place on board the aircraft or in the course of any of the operations of embarking or disembarking.” There are thus 3 tenets to the rule that imposes liability on carriers. There must be 1) damage sustained in case of death or bodily injury of a passenger; 2) an accident that caused the death or injury; 3) it must have occurred while the passenger was on board the aircraft or embarking/disembarking. For purposes of this question, part

  • Aircraft Fires: Fire Prevention Onboard Air

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    United States aircraft the Civil Aviation Authority regulates all United Kingdom aspects of aviation. Each agency provides regulation on materials used, detection systems, and extinguishing provisions onboard all aircraft. Boeing approaches cabin safety with an integral approach. Since fire requires oxygen, a fuel source, and an ignition source to burn, the company attempts to separate these three factors in order to prevent or control an in-flight fire. The company uses self-extinguishing or noncombustible

  • Causes Of Aircraft Accidents

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    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

  • Distracted Walking Speech

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    Beep! Beep! A car horn just honked at you. You nonchalantly just strolled through a very busy crosswalk. All because your best friend sent you a hysterical meme on Instagram and you were dying to see it. Everyday a pedestrian is killed because they put their phone before their own lives. There have even been people who have died just from not paying any attention to the roads and being on their phones. The fact that pedestrians can’t put their phone down and get hit by a car may sound absurd, but

  • Aviation Human Factors

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    number of accidents in the aviation industry, the main purpose of this study was to explore the influence of human factors in promoting safety in the aviation industry. Design/Methodology/Approach designed for the study In order to address the main purpose of the study, the researcher sought to understand the safety systems and human factors in promoting safety. Therefore, the researcher collected various views of different authors addressing the issue at hand. The researcher then performed a mixed

  • Essay On Weird Reason For Emergency Landing

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    inside cabin mid-flight Passenger flight 1463 of United Airlines was forced to make an emergency landing due to accidental opening of evacuation slide during the flight operation. The flight took off from Chicago to California with 96 people on board. A loud pop and hissing noise was been heard by a passenger name Michael Schroeder. Luckily not a single passenger was injured in this incident. 2. Thanks to Dog’s Poop: Another Weird reason of Emergency landing There are few things in this world

  • Organizational Behavior Case Study: American Airlines Flight 1420

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    American Airlines Flight 1420 June 1, 1999, a McDonnel Douglas DC-9-82, dispatched as American Airlines 1420, crashed after it had overran runway 4R, at Little Rock National Airport. The flight claimed the lives of 11 people, including the captain, and 105 passengers received serious or minor injuries, including the first officer and flight attendants (NTSB, 1999). According to the NTSB, this accident was due to pilot error (NTSB, 1999). This report will exam all human interaction as well as performance

  • Back Pain In Pilots

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    discussed about their risk factors and then their preventive and intercepting treatment plans. The prevalence of back pain in Australian military helicopter pilots is unacceptably high and may be limiting operational readiness, pilot performance, flying safety, and pilot health. Urgent attention needs to be given to improved ergonomic design in aircraft, and both back pain prevention and back injury rehabilitation programs

  • Case Ethics In Action The Patco Strike

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    would being wages along with working conditions. Once the PATCO negotiators agreed on a contract that if it were to be approved by congress would give workers great pay raises, increased severance pay, an enhanced voice in operating, also a voice in safety in making policy. The contract was rejected and

  • Point Of View In The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton

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    Flying on an airplane over the clouds, the sky would look sunny, while down below, there could be a heavy storm present. The cloud covers the passenger's’ view of the ground, but if the plane would just fly through the clouds, passengers would see that it wasn’t sunny at all. In life, a person's point of view can differ like that depending on perspective. This is how the events in The Outsiders can be seen differently. The Outsiders, a book written by S.E. Hinton, is a story about the life between

  • Types Of Turbulence

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    The natural phenomenon known as turbulence is a common safety risk to aircraft in flight around the world. It is defined as the change in the flow of air currents in a short distance. Having many different types, turbulence can be encountered in any phase of flight. Some of the most dangerous types of turbulence are wake vortex, mountain wave, and clear air. Each of these types have specific characteristics and conditions in which they occur. Wake vortex turbulence is produced by an aircraft generating

  • Plane Crash Theory

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    Chapter 7- The Ethnic Theory of Plane Crashes Malcolm Gladwell claims that one’s culture differences, such as power distance and communication, can dramatically affect the performance of a task. He uses the environment of flying an airplane to illustrate his point. It opens with Gladwell describing the problem of South Korean airlines. These airlines had a much higher loss rate than most other countries. Gladwell gathered several sources of evidence to explain this phenomenon. The first part of

  • Lagoyda Incident Report

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    Investigation Board on Lt. Lagoyda's crash. I asked him to get me the maintenance records on Captain Dunn's plane for the mission when the accident happened. I wanted to check the Part Two of the Form One on his airplane to see exactly how much jet fuel it had taken to refuel his plane after he had parked it back in the revetment that day. When the Chief brought me the Part II of the form for Dunn’s plane for the day of the Flight, my suspicions were confirmed. The Part II of the form showed it had