Prevention by Investigation vs AF 447 Blame Game

If prevention of a mishap similar to the one being investigated is not the purpose of the safety mishap or incident investigation, then what is the purpose of the investigation?If the purpose is to level blame, for one party to escape blame, to shift blame to someone else, to share blame with other parties, wellContinue reading “Prevention by Investigation vs AF 447 Blame Game”

Is Your Safety Investigation Local?

The information gathered from a local investigation to determine ‘what went wrong and how do we prevent it from recurring’ needs to be local. There is a tendency to defer investigations to higher authority, most likely because the local safety managers just do not have the equipment to analyze the DFDR and other technical records.Continue reading “Is Your Safety Investigation Local?”

Why Did 44 Die in Russian TU 134 crash near Petrozavodsk

Again, why? Fog does not cause a plane to crash. If a plane is in fog and not able to descend to the runway, the procedure is for the crew to execute a missed approach and try another approach, hold for the weather to improve or divert to an alternate field nearby with better weather.Continue reading “Why Did 44 Die in Russian TU 134 crash near Petrozavodsk”

AF 447 Investigation Flawed itself?

1. Air France Flight Control Dispatcher in Paris should have been monitoring AF 447. Flight Control should have been monitoring all hazards impacting the flight such as severe convective weather and rerouted AF 447 around the hazard. A. Scheduled passenger airlines that operate under both US and European regulations control all flight operations from aContinue reading “AF 447 Investigation Flawed itself?”

AF 447 pitot tubes iced up?

1. For many commercial aircraft, there is an emergency procedure for when pitot static based flight instruments become inoperable. Pitot static based flight instruments include airspeed indications, altimeters and rate of climb instruments. 2. The scenarios encountered that might render these systems inoperative include a blocked pitot tube or a blocked static port. A. InContinue reading “AF 447 pitot tubes iced up?”

AF447

1. Air France Flight Control Dispatcher in Paris should have been monitoring AF 447. Flight Control should have been monitoring all hazards impacting the flight such as severe convective weather and rerouted AF 447 around the hazard. A. Scheduled passenger airlines that operate under both US and European regulations control all flight operations from aContinue reading “AF447”