Department of Human Factors & Systems
The U.S. Navy/Marine Corps Class A flight/flight-related mishap rate has declined markedly since 1953. However, analysis of all Class A, B, and C naval aviation mishaps between January 1977 and December 1992 reveals that mishaps attributable to human factors have declined at a slower rate than those attributable to mechanical/environmental factors. Upon closer inspection of the data, marked differences were evident between single-piloted and dual-piloted aircraft. Global trends were primarily a function of single-piloted aircraft, particularly when phase of flight and time of day that a mishap occurred are considered. Previously reported improvement in aviation safety may be biased by global assessments that do not differentiate among mishap causal factors and single- versus dual-piloted aircraft.
Fourteenth Biennial Applied Behavioral Sciences Symposium
Colorado Springs, CO
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Scholarly Commons Citation
Shappell, S. A., & Wiegmann, D. A. (1994). Upon Closer Inspection...U.S. Naval Aviation Mishaps 1977-1992. , (). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/publication/678