EVALUATION OF SAFETY PROGRAMS WITH RESPECT TO THE CAUSES OF AIR CARRIER ACCIDENTS

The objective of this study was to determine the extent to which the FAA safety programs were aligned with the causes of air carrier accidents. The data base used in this study consisted of a total of 760 air carrier accident records compiled by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) from 1966 through 1975. Analysis of these records was made with respect to NTSB-cited cause/factors. FAA programs implemented during the study time period and pertaining to safety were also included in this study. Conclusions of this study are: (1) No substantive change is required with respect to mechanical safety programs, (2) Broader investigation into the integration of environmental programs with human factors programs is required, (3) New program initiatives addressing human error problems in behavior terms are required.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Columbus Laboratories

    Columbus, OH  USA 

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20591
  • Authors:
    • CONNOR, T M
    • Hamilton, C W
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 257 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00318154
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-ASP-80-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA77WA-4072
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 2002 12:00AM