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Volume

28

Issue

1

Publisher

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Key words

HEMS, HFACS, Accident Investigation, Human Factors, Air Ambulance

Abstract

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.

First Page

43

Last Page

62

DOI

https://doi.org/10.15394/jaaer.2018.1758

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