See & Avoid – Episode 144

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/8rzSttO8TlY” title=”YouTube video player” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen></iframe>

“See and Avoid” is widely recognized as a method for avoiding collision. This accident shows that approach has limits.

The term “See and Avoid” is part of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Regulation 14 CFR Part 91.113 (b), calling for pilots to actively search for potentially conflicting traffic. John and Todd discuss a 2014 accident where two planes crashed because they were not able to see one another in time.

The accident involved a Cessna 172 and a Searey homebuilt participating in a Experimental Aircraft Association Young Eagles program. The Cessna was overtaking the Searey as it descended and the two collided. Two people in the Searey were able to land. The Cessna crashed and the passenger and student onboard died.

The NTSB probable cause cited failure to “see and avoid.” The Flight Safety Detectives explore the importance and limitations of relying on being able to see everything from the cockpit. They discuss how better preplanning by the two pilots involved could have avoided the collision.

Related documents:

Don’t miss what’s to come from the Flight Safety Detectives – subscribe to the Flight Safety Detectives YouTube channel, listen at your favorite podcast service and visit the Flight Safety Detectives website.

Mooney Accident in Maryland – Episode 143

Did get-there-itis and lack of preflight planning lead to the…

Recent Air Crash Leads to Urgent Aviation Safety Recommendation – Episode 142

The NTSB just issued an urgent aviation safety recommendation…

Passenger Suicide in Flight – Episode 141

The NTSB database has just 74 events involving suicide and the…

John Denver Crash and Experimental Aircraft – Episode 140

A look inside the world of experimental aircraft is prompted…

Failure to Plan Leads to Cessna 150 Crash – Episode 139

A pilot in a Cessna 150 making a short trip in Australia got…
Crash of a Sabreliner Twin Engine Plane

Level 5 Thunderstorm Leads to Plane Crash – Episode 138

Flight Safety Detectives examine the crash of a Sabreliner twin…

Greg Feith and John Goglia, the Flight Safety Detectives

World-renowned aviation industry consultants and former NTSB investigators John Goglia and Greg Feith have 100 years of worldwide aviation safety experience between them. In this hard-hitting podcast series, they offer the ultimate insider view of everything aviation safety including behind-the-scenes facts on deadly air crashes and issues impacting general aviation and the commercial airline industry.

5 star Review for Flight Safety Detectives

“Best show ever on the tube”

“Your analysis of the preliminary report into the Lion Air 610 was brilliant.”

“I enjoy the podcast. As your average passenger it’s a comfort to know that there are people working hard to ensure safety.”

“My favourite channel”

“Your podcasts are fantastic ! It’s really great to hear You and John discussing aviation subjects in such fine detail!”

“Excellent podcasts and detailed information. Keep up the brilliant work. Respect to you both from Scotland.”

Your show is just fantastic. I’m in my 50th year as a pilot, to include missionary flying in Africa, 30 years with American, and still flying a 604. Nothing I listen to can beat the down-to-earth wisdom and insight you guys bring.

Archives