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Breaking the Mishap Chain: Human Factors Lessons Learned From Aerospace Accidents and Incidents in Research, Flight Test, and Development (ePub eBook)

Title:
Breaking the Mishap Chain: Human Factors Lessons Learned From Aerospace Accidents and Incidents in Research, Flight Test, and Development (ePub eBook)
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9780160915635
Description

This volume contains a collection of case studies of mishaps involving experimental aircraft, aerospace vehicles, and spacecraft in which human factors played a significant role. In all cases the engineers involved, the leaders and managers, and the operators (i.e., pilots and astronauts) were supremely qualified and by all accounts superior performers. Such accidents and incidents rarely resulted from a single cause but were the outcome of a chain of events in which altering at least one element might have prevented disaster. As such, this work is most certainly not an anthology of blame. It is offered as a learning tool so that future organizations, programs, and projects may not be destined to repeat the mistakes of the past. These lessons were learned at high material and personal costs and should not be lost to the pages of history.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction ix

Part 1: Design Factors
Chapter 1: “It May Not Be Hooked Up”: Automation Bias, Poor Communication, and Crew Resource Management Factors in the X-31 Mishap......................3
Chapter 2: Habit Pattern Transfer During the First Flight of the M2-F2 Lifting Body ....................................23
Chapter 3: Pilot-Induced Oscillation During Space Shuttle Approach and Landing Tests ...........................33

Part 2: Physiological Factors
Chapter 4: Screening Versus Design: The X-15 Reentry Mishap .................55
Chapter 5: Six Million Dollar Man: The M2-F2 Task Saturation Mishap.......81
Chapter 6: Almost-Loss of Consciousness in the F-22A Raptor ..................101

Part 3: Organizational Factors
Chapter 7: Decision Chain Leading to the XB-70/F-104 Midair Collision...............................127
Chapter 8: Mission Management and Cockpit Resource Management in the B-1A Mishap....................143
Chapter 9: Collision in Space: Human Factors in the Mir-Progress Mishap ..............................159

Conclusions 189

Bibliography 191

Index 207

Audience

This collection of case studies would be a valuable resource for engineers, scientists, astronauts, and pilots to ensure that these accidents are not repeated.

Reviews

Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.com!

Lochie F. wrote "Like the TV show 'Air Crash Investigation' but 10x better."

Read more here: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15901205-breaking-the-mishap-chain#other_reviews

Product Details

USA Price:
$7.99
Publisher:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration/NASA
Year/Pages:
2012, 243 pages

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