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Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Aviation Safety.
DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC
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The Task Force was formed in November 1996. It met formally eight times. Three of those meetings took place at the Safety Centers of the Army, Navy Marine and Air Force. The objective of the study was to make recommendations regarding ways to reduce the rate of military aviation accidents, and, more importantly, to reduce the recent rise in loss of life that accompanies these avoidable events. The following specific tasks were outlined in the Terms of Reference TOR TOR1 Determine the needvalue of a joint program to require a standardized process for reporting and assessing the causes of accidents. TOR2 Determine the effectiveness of methods presently used to disseminate lessons learned to help prevent accidents. TOR3 Recommend new approaches to reduce the incidence of recurring safety problems. These problems include accident causal factors such as human error and controlled flight into terrain. TOR4 Assess the need for a DoD-wide Human Performance network to improve the identification and dissemination of lessons learned across the Services. TOR5 Recommend new approaches to institutionalize risk management within the Services, and TOR6 Provide recommendations concerning flight safety technologies that should be installed on each type of aircraft.
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