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NTSB: Pilot overwhelmed by G-forces in Reno crash

Jueves, 12 de abril de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios

The pilot of the P-51 Mustang that crashed at the Reno Air Races last September experienced overwhelming g-forces at the outset of the incident, and likely was incapacitated almost instantly, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.¬†The safety board said the pilot rapidly experienced more than 9 g’s of acceleration, enough to decrease blood flow to his brain and render him unconscious….


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¬ŅHundi√≥ la Luna el Titanic?

Miércoles, 28 de marzo de 2012 Ovidio Fernández Martín Sin comentarios

Un equipo de astr√≥nomos de la Universidad Estatal de Texas-San Marcos afirma que en 1912 (a√Īo de accidente del Titanic) ocurri√≥ un fen√≥meno astron√≥mico √ļnico en varios siglos que desencaden√≥ unas mareas desmesuradamente altas. Donald Olson y Russell Doescher lo han publicado en la revista Sky & Telescope, a partir del trabajo del ocean√≥grafo Fergus J. Wood, de San Diego (California)….


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Pilot Falls Ill and Dies as Plane Lands

Martes, 21 de febrero de 2012 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios

A Czech CSA jetliner carrying 46 passengers from Polish capital of Warsaw landed safely in Prague Ruzyne Airport shortly after midday on Wednesday (15th February) after the flight’s captain fell ill as the plane was landing and was declared dead soon afterwards.The plane was on approach to the Prague airport when an emergency was reported and the first officer took control of the turbo propeller plane, an ATR-42-500, after the captain “who was 55 years old, was incapacitated due to health problems,” according to Peter Zmolnik, the president of the Czech Association of CSA Transport pilots.


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El error humano y la gestión de seguridad: la perspectiva sistémica en las obras de James Reason

Miércoles, 18 de enero de 2012 Jose María Pérez Sastre 1 comentario

Leemos en Aviaci√≥n digital este art√≠culo¬†escrito por Mauro Marchitto de la Facultad de Psicolog√≠a de Granada¬†sobre ¬†la obra de James Reason, Profesor de Psicolog√≠a de la Universidad de Manchester, y experto reconocido a nivel mundial en el estudio del error humano en sistemas tecnol√≥gicos de alto riesgo y en el papel desempe√Īado por √©ste en los grandes desastres ocurridos en algunos dominios de producci√≥n industrial y de servicios.¬†


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Aviation Human Factors Research Announcement

Viernes, 16 de diciembre de 2011 FSI / Curt Lewis 1 comentario

A research study titled “A Descriptive Instrumental Collective Case Study of the Cognitive Processes Employed by Pilots-in-command During Extended, Extreme, In-flight Emergencies” is currently being conducted.¬† The purpose of this research¬†is to provide an understanding of the cognitive processes (among them risk assessment, problem solving, and decision making) pilots who have experienced these extreme emergencies have used, and how they have used them,¬†in successfully overcoming the emergency.¬† From this, further research will be conducted with the ultimate intent of defining training methodologies to provide more pilots with these skills.The researcher is in the process of recruiting pilots who have experienced in-flight emergencies that meet the study criteria to participate in this research….


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Fighting Pilot Fatigue on Military Charter Flights

Lunes, 31 de octubre de 2011 FSI / Curt Lewis Sin comentarios

Civilian pilots who transport troops put in long hours on little sleep.  Not enough military planes and pilots to transport U.S. troops means that 87 percent of personnel flown around the globe are carried by civilian charter airlines. For years, pilot unions and safety advocates have sought to reform what they call outdated work rules, particularly for charter airlines. The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a proposed rule that would reduce the number of hours pilots can fly and increase the amount of rest they get between long trips. This article highlights the fatigue as important cause of military transport  accidents


** Fighting Pilot Fatigue on Military Charter Flights

     Alan Levin / Bloomberg Bussinessweek РAir Safety 27-10-2011

Drugs and Alcohol in Civil General Aviation Accident Pilot Fatalities 2004-2008

Jueves, 29 de septiembre de 2011 Estrella Forster Sin comentarios

The data for this study was from 1353 pilots who died from 2004 to 2008, most from general aviation accidents. The majority of the pilots held a third-class medical certicate. Drugs or medications were found from 42% of pilots tested, being Diphenhydramine (an H1 antihistimine with impairing properties) the most common. The FAA has taken steps to warn pilots of the dangers in using this medication that can be dispensed as both a prescription and over the counter. A 7% of pilots were found alcohol levels above FAA limit. Interesting thecnical report advisable for the AME’s -aviation medical examiners- who issue medical certicates for priveta pilots


** Drugs and Alcohol in Civil Aviation Accident Pilot Fatalities From 2004-2008

      DOT/FAA/AM-11/13. Office of Aerospace Medicine. Washington, DC 20591

      Canfield,D.;Dubowski,K;Chaturvedi,A and Whinnery,J.

      Civil Aeromedical Institute (CAMI)- Oklahoma City, OK     -September 2011-


The need to “NOTICE”

Martes, 27 de septiembre de 2011 Estrella Forster Sin comentarios

“There has been a great deal of discussion lately about organizational responsibility versus individual responsibility for aviation mishaps. Although the main body of research for the last 30 years has shown that aviation accidents mainly are organizational accidents, the role of the individual ‚ÄĒ the pilot, maintenance technician, dispatcher, etc. ‚ÄĒ cannot be discounted.¬†Anyone seeking a simple answer to this question: organization vs individual is bound to be disapointed. We invite you to read last issue of AeroSafetyWorld- Sep 2011, specially following article that¬†highlights “the need to notice hazards can evade identification when not clearly perceived”


** “The Need to Notice…”

      Thomas Anthony & Chris Nutter

      FSF/ AeroSafetyWorld / September 2011


Aviation Safety Research and Analysis Publications 1984-2011

Lunes, 29 de agosto de 2011 Estrella Forster Sin comentarios

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released a brochure that lists its aviation research and education reports produced since 1984 in chronological order and arranged by the broad topic area. All reports are available electronically on the ATSB internet site  and hard copies are available on request. This brochure will be updated annually. Undoubtfully this can be very useful for all of us devoted to this aeromedical field.


** ATSB Safety Research Brochure 1984-2011

** Australian Transportattion Safety BoTSB internet site

Qantas B747 Accident Bangkok : “A repairing story”

Viernes, 12 de agosto de 2011 Esther Felipe Duyos Sin comentarios

A B747 Qantas Flight 1 flying from Sydney to London through Kangaroo Route overrun runway at landing in heavy rain for a Bangkok¬† stopover, 23-September-1999. This incident was Qantas’ most significant incident in fifty years of jet aircraft operation. There were no significant passenger injuries during an orderly evacuation of the aircraft ordered some 20 minutes after the rough landing. Thirty-eight passengers reported minor injuries. The aircraft was repaired and was returned to service. Here you can see a powerpoint presentation by Peter Thomas about the whole repairing process that took place to resume its flights more than six months after the accident. One can imagine through these photos ¬†how complex and¬†challenging ¬†can become such a work.


** Qantas B747 Accident Bangkok 1999 : A repairing story   Р63 Slides presentation-