Airspace Violation: Korean Air Lines Flight 902

Korean Air Lines Flight 902 (KAL 902) was a scheduled Korean Air Lines flight from Paris to Seoul via Anchorage. On 20 April 1978, Soviet air defense shot down the aircraft serving the flight, a Boeing 707, near Murmansk, Soviet Union, after the aircraft violated Soviet airspace. Flight 902 had veered off course over the Arctic Ocean and entered Soviet airspace near the Kola Peninsula, whereupon it was…

Defective Equipment / Lack of Alertness: Turkish Airlines Flight 1951

Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 was a passenger flight that crashed during landing at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Netherlands, on 25 February 2009, resulting in the death of nine passengers and crew, including all three pilots, who died on impact. The aircraft, a Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800, crashed into a field approximately 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) north…

Malaysia Knows More: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370) was a scheduled international passenger flight that disappeared on 8 March 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia, to its destination, Beijing Capital International Airport in China. The aircraft has not been recovered, and the cause of the disappearance remains unknown. With 239 people on board, the case…

Checklist 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,…

Penny wise, pound foolish-Crash of Air France Flight 358

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…