Empire Flight 8284 Case Study

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Accidents are unfortunate events that provide a potential for improvement. The crash of Empire Flight 8284 was a minor aircraft accident that resulted in injuries and substantial damage to the aircraft and airport runway. The accident provided a learning experience for the NTSB. The NTSB had nine recommendations and notated four contributing factors to the investigation report. Poor decision making and a failure to monitor standard operating procedures is what ultimately lead to the crash of Empire Flight 8284. While poor decision making is the main factors that lead to the accident, there were additional causes as well. Human factors such as pilot fatigue played a role in the decision making capabilities of crew members. Additionally, the weather played a significant part of the entire accident. Weather conditions were less than favorable not only during the flight but before. Unfortunately, accidents happen in which crew members and passengers are injured or killed. Learning from mistakes is one key factor to …show more content…
The field investigation was initiated on January 27, 2009 and continued for three days. As a result of the investigation, the NTSB made several recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration that we will not list here but there was a public hearing that was held on September 22 and 23, 2009, in Washington, D.C. in which Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman presided over the hearing. A few of the topics discussed during the public hearing were the procedures followed by the flight crew, the human factors present during the final minutes of the flight, and any training the flight crew had received related to aircraft design and operation in reference to icing conditions. The FAA, Empire Airlines, and representation of the aircraft owner were present at the hearing (NTSB,

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