1987-01-01

Modelling System Design Components of Pilot Error 872517

A five-factor model to identify the causes of pilot error has been developed from a review of civilian aircraft accidents. The model is based on the assumption that errors have a cause and can be prevented by removing error-inducing elements from all five factors. The model involves a sequential analysis of the inducing elements and their associated reducers. Emphasis will be placed in this paper on the system design factors as an inducer of pilot errors. Each causative element is paired with a preventative element to suggest techniques for minimizing risks.

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