National Transportation Safety Board

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  • Harrison Ford's Plane Collapse Analysis

    The reason why Harrison Ford’s plane crashed has been determined, according to Radar Online, August 5, 2015. The National Transportation Safety Board found the carburetor’s main metering jet was loose. This allowed too much fuel to flow, which led to the loss of power. This vital piece is necessary for the plane to run as it mixes the proper amounts of gas and air of the engines operating speeds. They believe the part loosened over the years stemming from the time when the plane was rebuilt and restored 17 year ago. The National Transportation Safety Board believes that because there was no manual of instructions on maintaining the main metering jet. So, in the past 17 years, the part was not checked for safety measures. Another problem cited…

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  • Bibliography On Distracted Driving

    The article referenced the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Department of Agriculture, and StataCorp. These references are outdated, but the information is reliable. Source Seven Website "Distracted Driving." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 07 Mar. 2016. Web. 01 Dec. 2016. The publisher is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading national…

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  • Alaska Airline Industry

    Airline Industry The United States remains the home of the world 's biggest airline industry and air travel continues to be the safest form of intercity transportation in the United States. Approximately 2 million passengers and 50,000 tons of cargo are transported via the U.S. airlines every day. The industry is also responsible for influencing $1.5 trillion in United States economic activity and currently provides more than 11 million jobs (, 2016). Flight schools across the…

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  • Asiana Flight 214 Case Study

    of the 12 flight attendants, and 1 of the 4 flight crewmembers received serious injuries. The other 248 passengers, 4 flight attendants, and 3 flight crewmembers received minor injuries or were not injured (NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD [NTSB],…

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  • Human Error In Aviation

    In today’s aviation world, aircraft are designed with multiple systems to aid aircrew with all aspects of flight; however, the only factor that aircraft manufacturers can’t eliminate is the integration of human error. “Human errors represent the mental or physical activities of individuals that fail to achieve their intended outcome”*. In order to properly predict human error factors we must first understand some factors that make up human error, such as “fatigue” and “situational stress”.…

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  • Crew Resource Management

    In 2008, the National Safety Council developed a table illustrating the odds of dying over a lifetime; they determined, a person has a 1 in 98 chance of dying in an automobile accident, while the same person has a 1 in 7,178 chance of dying in an aircraft accident. This means a person is about 73 times more likely to be killed on the road than in the air (Locsin, 2008). The unavoidable problem of perception in aviation is that, unlike auto accidents, air disasters result in a far greater loss of…

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  • Colgan Air Crash Case Study

    How to Implement the Recommendations from the Colgan Air Crash The most important part of any accident investigation is the list of recommendations that come from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). While these recommendations are suggestions, they are designed to prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future. The “lessons learned” are critical to the work of the NTSB. The Aviation Accident Report (AAR-10-01) issued twenty-five recommendations related to this flight.…

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  • Pilot Error

    a Starbucks. As I walk up to the counter I order my favorite drink, a vente caramel macchiato, I notice the New York Times newspaper. Knowing I’m going to be here for a while I pick one up and pay for that also. Making my way back to the gate, I find a nice quiet seat by the window to fully relish my coffee and the paper. As I take a sip, I glance down at the paper reading the front page headline. “Plane crash in Indonesia, Kills all 500 aboard.” I say out loud, “Wow! Isn’t this a great article…

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  • Situational Awarenessness

    a misjudged approach caused the plane to clip a sea wall thus leading to accident. Three passengers died while 200 sustained injuries. When investigation was done, the National Transportation Safety Board established that fatigue was among the factors that led to the accident. The pilot over relied on the automation. Training and Experience The amount of experience and the training received by the crew resource will determine the level of human error in aviation. The pilots, engineers must…

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  • The Importance Of Air Safety

    aviation safety when it comes to flying. It is important that the industry player, stake holders and concerned parties have an understanding and the application of aviation safety policies and practices which is key to the safety of the passengers, civilian and the plane itself. There can be a significant decrease in accidents, injuries and deaths from aero plane failures if the involved persons have an understanding of how to prevent flight issues before they manifest and the implementation of…

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