Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
HEMS, HFACS, Accident Investigation, Human Factors, Air Ambulance
Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) is among the most dangerous type of flying in commercial aviation. This research utilized the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) to understand the errors, preconditions and violations that contribute to these accidents. Drawing upon source data from the National Transportation Safety Board’s Aviation Accident Database, HEMS accidents from 2000-2016 were analyzed according to the HFACS framework.
Scholarly Commons Citation
Cline, P. E. (2018). Human Error Analysis of Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) Accidents Using the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS). Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research, 28(1). https://doi.org/10.15394/jaaer.2018.1758