Pressure to conduct EMS operations safely and quickly in various enviromental conditions- for example, in inclement weather and at night- increases the risk of accidents when compared to other types of patient transport methods, including ground ambulances or commercial flights. In [...]
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This month, CallBack from NASA`s Aviation Safety Report System takes a look at how the urge to press on to ones`s destination, despite conditions that might otherwise discourage such a decision, can lead to risky behavior and undesirable consequences. Four [...]
Shortly after take off from Douala, Cameroon, the pilots of a B737 from Kenya Airlines lost its control . The captain experienced confusion and spatial disorientation and the aircraft entered in an unrecovered spiral dive. Inadecuate operational control, lack of crew [...]
The number of midair collisions in the United States has averaged 30 per year since 1978, generally involving general aviation aircrafts, but by no means other operators are inmune. In the preceding 12 month period, over 4.000 in-flihght traffic collisions [...]
The results of this study indicate that stability in relationships and home life were the most important factors in helping pilots cope with stress and that the effects of domestic stress carry over to the pilots’ work world, directly influencing [...]
You can already read in last AeroSafetyWorld (June 2011) this interesting article about a need to reinforce professionalism as a mean to improve safety. Citing a “disturbing number” of events involving nonadherence with standard operating procedures by pilots and air [...]
Fatiga, el tema de nunca acabar. Para los que todavía sólo tienen en cuentas las horas de vuelo y hacen cálculos “alegres” con respecto a la fatiga en las tripulaciones y se atreven a decir que trabajan menos que una [...]
It is no any gibberish, just the three words associated with the TEM (Threat and Error Management) process. From aviation safety perpective, Huh? is the most important, because is an identifier of a potential threat or hazard. The second Woa [...]
ASRS report narratives frequently contain references to a “little voice” that offers timely advice. The voice, of course, resides within the mind of the reporter and is usually the voice of experience or sometimes just the “vocalization” of a gut [...]
As can be read in last AerosafetyWorld issue from Flight Safety Foundation, crew observations show that checklists and monitoring are not as effective as generally assumed. Although accidents like Helios Airways B737 on 2005 are fortunately extremely rare, they point to [...]