Which entities are most culpable in the deaths of these two accidents? Perhaps NTSB is pressured not to declare accidents as having medical causes, when in fact, these accidents were definitively medically caused.Read More
The NTSB released a video and an interactive timeline which chronicles its accomplishments. The past of the NTSB is exemplary, but the forward look is critical to tomorrow’s successes.
AOPA’s SVP Jim Coon criticizes NTSB’s approach to GA accident investigation. The answer to AOPA’s complaint may be to involve the SMS quantitative approach.
During an accident investigation, ATC records showed an A-380 was nearby when a Challenger 604 lost control. The preliminary recommendation was that ATC needs to provide lateral separation between the A-380 and smaller aircraft.
Schumer’s press release on small plane crashes makes assumptions not supported by record. Rather than send the NTSB on an unnecessary investigation, perhaps the Senator’s office should learn what the FAA is doing to lower GA risk.
Harrison Ford’s accident will likely serve as a platform for those who want to close or limit airport operations. Aviation professionals should be prepared to respond.
The NTSB determined that an Execuflight flight crew mismanaged the approach and multiple deviations from standard operating procedures and due to those failures, caused the November, 2015 crash in Akron, Ohio. Small Part 135 operators can use Safety Management Systems (SMS) to minimize the risk evidenced by this sad NTSB determination.
The benefits of the new cooperative, data analytical approach to aviation safety are objectively observable. A wonderful example of the gains attained by this proactive regimen is the United States Helicopter Safety Team who is making progress with insights being shared between the FAA and industry.
AOPA defends the FAA approved aircraft in ‘Sikkelee v. Precision Airmotive Corp’ in a filing to the Supreme Court. AOPA should be commended for its objective consideration, and its willingness to do what is best for the aviation system sets a great example.
The two different views of the Super Puma helicopter accident are both valid. It will be interesting to see what happens with this split of opinions. After the fact analysis is easier to make, but hindsight is not a luxury which any of these authorities are afforded.