Crash of Air France Flight 358: penny wise, pound foolish

The above two images are computer generated re-enactment Accident Summary Date August 2, 2005 Aircraft type Airbus A340-313E Registration F-GLZQ Operator Air France Flight origin Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris France Destination Toronto Pearson International Airport, Mississauga Ontario Canada Summary Weather-induced runway overshoot, lack of company procedures, and pilot error Site Toronto Pearson International Airport,…

Human Factors in Aircraft Accidents and Incidents

Conformity It is in acceding to mistakes that another human factor surfaces. Like most concepts in psychology, conformity is difficult to define. The first is: obedience to a possibly mistaken authority the second is going along with other people’s views rather than one’s own the third is the excessive desire to please. All these are…