Case Analysis : ' Asiana Flight 214 '

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Asiana flight 214 Name Affiliation Asiana flight 214 Introduction As working within aviation industry requires extraordinary attention and concentration due to being concerned with high risk rates, human factor tends to be one of wide-spread factors, contributing to the emergence of an accident. Since the Second World War, much progress has been made in improving aviation safety with respect to elaborating means of dealing with human factor-related issues. One of most important developments in this regard is crew resource management that represents a set of trainings that are used in areas, where human factor can lead to devastating consequences (Wiener, Kanki &Helmreich, 2010, p.5-6) Nevertheless, human factor-caused issues…show more content…
There were 291 passengers, along with 16 crew members on board. The weather conditions in San Francisco were good, the weather was sunny, and a visibility was of 10+ miles. The flight, operated by the pilot, undergoing initial operating experience (pilot flying), was supervised by an instructor pilot and a first relief officer. Flight 214 was the tenth flight leg for the pilot flying on a Boeing 777. The airplane was going to land down with 30 degrees of flaps. As it was further stated in the conclusion, drawn by the Investigation Commission, the preliminary information from the voice recorder, situated on board, did not contain any testimonies on possible weather or technical abnormalities. At 500 feet altitude, only a bit more than 34 seconds before the impact, the speed of the aircraft dropped to 134 kts that was evidently below the target threshold speed. This was the first abnormality that occurred in terms of the flight. Thereafter, the speed of the aircraft continued going down and reached 118 knots at 200 feet altitude. At this point, the instructor pilot reported that he had noticed PAPI lights that allowed him to come to the conclusion that the throttle could not have maintained actual speed of the aircraft. Only eight seconds before the impact, the throttles were put forward. Seven seconds prior to it, an attempt to increase the speed was made by crew members. Nevertheless, the attempt was

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