Terrorism: Risk Reset

The tragedy of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) has highlighted the aviation industry’s fragmented and uncoordinated approach to airspace risk assessment, resulting in growing calls from airlines and industry groups for collective action to address this issue. The scale of the loss of life resulting from the shoot down over Ukraine, and the anger directed…

Procedure Compliant to Destruction: Swiss Air Flight 111

Accident Overview On September 2, 1998 Swiss Air Flight 111, a Boeing/McDonnell Douglas MD‑11, departed John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, New York at 0018 UTC (2018 EDT) on a flight to Geneva, Switzerland. The flight included 215 passengers, and a crew of two pilots and twelve flight attendants. Approximately one hour into the flight,…

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…

Radar and Air Traffic Services re: Crash of Bhoja Air 213/April 20, 2012

Air Traffic Services (ATS) Analysis To analyse the role of Air Traffic Services (ATS) in this accident, the facts pertaining to this domain were considered, by segregating them into various essential activities of ATS and determine the specific areas which could have contributed directly or indirectly towards the causation of the accident. The possible activities related to ATS could…

Bhoja Air Flight BHO-213 “Allah Malik Hai” (God is Great)

FINAL REPORT (EXCERPTS) AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION INTO M/s BHOJA AIR FLIGHT BHO-213, BOEING 737-236A, REG # AP-BKC CRASHED ON 20th APRIL 2012 NEAR BBIAP, ISLAMABAD  Synopsis On 20th April 2012, M/s Bhoja Air Boeing 737-236A Reg # AP-BKC was scheduled to fly domestic Flight BHO-213 from Jinnah International Airport (JIAP) Karachi to Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIAP)…