Essay on Crew Resource Management (Aviation)
One common definition of CRM can be …show more content…
To summarise this synopsis, the crew lost perspective of situation awareness (caused by an apparent fault of the landing gear) to the extent that autopilot de-activation and flight status was not sufficiently recognised nor was it corrected after deviation.
The crew, though rightfully working together to fix the malfunction, failed to positively manage the flight as a team and utilise all resources available to meet the higher demands of the flight. The aircraft gradually lost altitude with the pre-occupied flight crew, which did not prioritise the golden rules of the air: Aviate, Navigate, Communicate. In its time the causes of Flight 401 made this accident to be one of the most pivotal wide-bodied, controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) crashes --creating the need for real solutions that will prevent such an occurrence.
According to the National Transport Safety Board, investigations found that the aircraft was free from all