The Psychological Profile in Aircraft Accident Investigation.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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Pilot error is consistently cited as a major source of aircraft accidents. There are many types of pilot errors or human factors cited as possible causes contributing to a mishap and can include such areas as attention, learning, memory, intelligence, decision-making, motivation, psychomotor skills, selection, human engineering, ergonomics, and personality. Human factors as evidence in aircraft accidents has been both championed and condemned. This paper will look at yet another tool of human factors with the idea of looking at contributing causes to mishaps, building a database of some of those intangible areas of people, and looking for a profile to predict and prevent future mishaps occuring. This tool is a psychological autopsyprofile.
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