Air France 447: Investigation, Search and Recovery

  Surface search Flight 447 was due to pass from Brazilian airspace into Senegalese airspace at approximately 0220 (UTC) on 1 June, and then into Cape Verdean airspace at approximately 0345. Shortly after 0400, when the flight had failed to contact air traffic control in either Senegal or Cape Verde, the controller in Senegal attempted…

Airspace Violation: Korean Air Lines Flight 007

Korean Air Lines Flight 007 was a scheduled Korean Air Lines flight from New York City to Seoul via Anchorage, Alaska. On 1 September 1983, the South Korean airliner serving the flight was shot down by a Soviet Su-15 interceptor. The Boeing 747 airliner was en-route from Anchorage to Seoul but deviated from its original…

Complacency; Human Factors; Uncontrollable Fire- Pakistan International Airlines Flight Pk 705, Pk 268 and Pk 740

Pk 705, 19/5/1965; AP-AMH, B720-047B: Times are UTC Pk 705 departed  Karachi at 1800 on May 19 for Dhahran, and from there to Cairo at 2122. Approaching Cairo at 2340, the aircraft was cleared for a left-hand circuit to Runway 34. The crew reported turning final at 2345 but the aircraft kept descending and struck the…

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)…