Human error and commercial aviation accidents : a comprehensive, fine-grained analysis using HFACS, final report / Scott Shappell ... [and others].
- Additional Titles:
- Comprehensive, fine-grained analysis using HFACS
- Washington, D.C. : Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Aerospace Medicine ; Ft. Belvior, VA : Available to the public through the Defense Technical Information Center ; Springfield, Va. : Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service, 2006.
- Physical Description:
- i, 19 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Shappell, Scott A., United States. Office of Aerospace Medicine, United States. Federal Aviation Administration, Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, Clemson University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Mayo Clinic
- Restrictions on Access:
- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- The Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) is a theoretically based tool for investigating and analyzing human error associated with accidents and incidents. Previous research has shown that HFACS can be reliably used to identify general trends in the human factors associated with military and general aviation accidents. The aim of this study was to extend previous examinations of aviation accidents to include specific aircrew, environmental, supervisory, and organizational factors associated with 14 CFR Part 121 (Air Carrier) and 14 CFR Part 135 (Commuter) accidents using HFACS. The majority of causal factors were attributed to the aircrew and the environment, with decidedly fewer associated with supervisory and organizational causes. Comparisons were made between HFACS categories and traditional situational variables such as weather, lighting, and geographic region. Recommendations were made based on the HFACS findings presented.
- Report Numbers:
- TD 4.210:06/18
- Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 27, 2006).
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 18-19).
- Funding Information:
- Performed by FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, Oklahoma City, OK; Clemson University, Clemson, SC; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN under approved subtask AM-B-05-HRR-521
- Technical Details:
- Mode of access: Internet from the Office of Aerospace Medicine web site. Address as of 9/27/06: http://www.faa.gov/library/reports/medical/oamtechreports/2000s/media/200618.pdf; current access via PURL.
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