Aircraft Safety: Accident Investigations, Analyses & Applications / Edition 2

Aircraft Safety: Accident Investigations, Analyses & Applications / Edition 2

by Shari Krause
     
 

27 NEW CASE STUDIES

WHAT DO WE LEARN WHEN AN AIRPLANE CRASHES?

Taken from the richest source of flying information — exhaustive flight safety investigations — this updated book examines more than 40 accidents/incidents involving airline and general aviation flights. By thoroughly dissecting what happened and why, aviation safety expert Shari Stamford

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Overview

27 NEW CASE STUDIES

WHAT DO WE LEARN WHEN AN AIRPLANE CRASHES?

Taken from the richest source of flying information — exhaustive flight safety investigations — this updated book examines more than 40 accidents/incidents involving airline and general aviation flights. By thoroughly dissecting what happened and why, aviation safety expert Shari Stamford Krause offers tremendous insights and techniques for pilots, air traffic controllers, and managers alike.

Designed for pilots of all ratings, aerospace enthusiasts, and aviation professionals, this exhaustively researched reference presents detailed analyses of major airline, regional, and general aviation accidents. You get the perspectives of pilots, crewmembers, and air traffic controllers — as well as NTSB findings and excerpts from flight recordings that reveal how crewmembers and other key players performed under extreme stress. With a wealth of new content, this revised edition features:

* New chapters on cockpit resource management, pilot judgment and decision-making, and spatial disorientation

* New research and case studies covering runway incursions

* 27 new case studies

* Updated facts and statistics

* New illustrations

* And more!

Each part of this book details several different accidents or incidents, using illustrations and diagrams to give you a clear understanding of what happened. Krause reviews the lessons of each incident and their applications to the field.

Learn from these probable causes:

* Human factors

* Runway incursions

* Weather

* Mid-air collisions

* Mechanical failure

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071409742
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
07/23/2003
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
483
Sales rank:
1,362,339
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Shari Stamford Krause, Ph.D., is an aviation safety research consultant. Her clients have included Boeing Commercial Airplane Company and ABC News. She has taught aviation courses at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and aviation safety at Auburn University. Dr. Krause is Chair of the Aircraft Operations Technical Committee, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. IHuman Factors1
1Judgment and Decision-Making3
2Accurate Situation Assessment Leads to Good Situation Awareness29
3Crew Resource Management: The Integration of Interpersonal Skills and Technical Proficiency37
4Spatial Disorientation41
Pt. ICase Studies57
Pt. IIRunway Incursions141
Pt. IICase Studies147
Pt. IIIWeather211
5Air Masses and Fronts213
6Cloud Formation219
7Thunderstorms225
8Downbursts and Low-Level Windshear233
9Icing Conditions241
10Turbulence255
11Wake-Vortex Turbulence265
Pt. IIICase Studies277
Pt. IVMid-Air Collisions343
12Mid-Air Collision Avoidance: From See-and-Avoid to Search-and-Detect345
Pt. IVCase Studies359
Pt. VMechanical and Maintenance397
Pt. VCase Studies399
Index465

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