Mistakes that Kill Mistakes that Don’t 

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In researching accident reports I’ve regularly wondered something: How can it be on any one particular evening a crew flies fatigued, or makes a programming error, or misses weather information without consequence, and yet on another night the flight ends in disaster? More personally, why is it I’ve sometimes flown with a measure of fatigue or misprogrammed a GPS, or missed important weather information and not crashed? 

The sobering reality is small deviations are not small when they are part of a network of effects. In some cases small, ‘regular’ deviations collaborate in new ways to bring about a sudden and catastrophic accident.

This article was written for CASA’s flight safety magazine and can be found by clicking here or on the image link. 

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