Aviation Maintenance & Real-World Safety – Episode 168
Aviation maintenance professionals are critical to safety. John Goglia helped put the spotlight on aviation maintenance and safety programs at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University recently. John did a presentation on Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Day and witnessed first-hand some safety operations in place at the university.
Greg Feith also reviews lessons learned from the fatal June 1999 crash of American Airlines Flight 1420 in Little Rock, Arkansas. The NTSB investigation showed the role that being in a rush played in the crash that involved 9 fatalities.
- A rush to beat 2 converging thunderstorms
- A rush to finish within duty hour limits
- A rush to maintain the flight schedule
Greg shares important research that provides insight into why the pilot may have made the decisions that led to this air crash.
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