Essay about Civil Aviation Has A Success Rate Of The Accident

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Recalling the statistics from Boeing, civil aviation has a success rate of about 99% (Statistical Summary, 2014). For this reason, it is easy to fall into the trap of being unprepared in the event that the unthinkable happens, and there is a major accident involving the organization’s aircraft. If the accident takes place in the United States, the NTSB will deploy a “Go Team” to begin investigating the accident. If the accident takes place in another country, the NTSB will most likely be involved, but the country where the accident took place will likely conduct the investigation with the added involvement of the ICAO. In either case, the airline will have a right to all of the results, and information relating to the accident including the ability to visit the scene of the accident, examine the wreckage, copies of all related documents, witness testimony, off scene investigation activities, and participate in the investigative process. The airline is also entitled to a copy of the final report (Wood, 2003). Unfortunately, in the wake of a major airline accident, it is also under the microscope of international public attention. In most cases, a plane crash is considered a national catastrophe. For this reason, the safety department must ensure that they are prepared to handle the responsibilities of the airline in the event of an accident.
Pre-Accident Planning If there is an accident involving aircraft, there should be procedures in place on how to respond. Now…

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