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)…

Controlled Flight into Terrain “American 965”

American 965 Investigated by Aeronautica Civil Colombia, Santafe de Bogota NTSB Washington D.C. Type: B757-223 Registration: N651AA History of Flight On Dec. 20, 1995, at 2142 EST, American Airlines Flight 965, a scheduled passenger flight from Miami (MIA) Florida, USA to Alfonso Bonilla Aragon International Airport (SKCL) in Cali, Colombia, operating under instrument flight rules…

Fatigued Crew “American International Airways Flight 808”

American International Airways Flight 808 Aircraft: DC 8-61, registration N814CK At Leeward Point Airfield, US Naval Air Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba On Aug.18 , 1993 at 1656 EDT. NTSB: AAR 94/04 On August 18, 1993, an American International Airways, Inc. Douglas DC-8-61 (N814CK), with three crew members on board struck level terrain 1,400 feet west…

Reminiscences of Sargodha

  I first met Mr. Catchpole (Mr. Hugh Catchpole S. Pk., MBE. CBE) in the summer of 1959 when I had applied for entry into the Pakistan Air Force Public School at Sargodha from a newspaper advertisement in the Pakistan Times in Lahore. He was the Principal of the school.  Before the written test, my…