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Author(s)

Eugen Tarnow

Volume

10

Issue

1

Publisher

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Abstract

In this article the authority system in the airplane cockpit is related to thirty year old authority studies of Stanley Milgram. Human errors made in the cockpit are found similar to those made in the authority experiments. It is argued that up to 20% of all airplane accidents may be preventable by optimizing the monitoring and challenging of captain errors by the first officer.

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