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 the crucial roles played by checklists and monitoring in helping pilots catch system malfunctions and human error and manage the challenging situations that sometimes arise on routine flights….


** Designing A Better Error Trap/ AerosafetyWorld July 2010
     Benjamin A.Berman and R.Key Dismukes
     NASA Ames Research Center