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Analysis of Convair 990 rejected-takeoff accident with emphasis on decision making, training and proceduresThis paper analyzes a NASA Convair 990 (CV-990) accident with emphasis on rejected-takeoff (RTO) decision making, training, procedures, and accident statistics. The NASA Aircraft Accident Investigation Board was somewhat perplexed that an aircraft could be destroyed as a result of blown tires during the takeoff roll. To provide a better understanding of tire failure RTO's, The Board obtained accident reports, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) studies, and other pertinent information related to the elements of this accident. This material enhanced the analysis process and convinced the Accident Board that high-speed RTO's in transport aircraft should be given more emphasis during pilot training. Pilots should be made aware of various RTO situations and statistics with emphasis on failed-tire RTO's. This background information could enhance the split-second decision-making process that is required prior to initiating an RTO.
Document ID
19870020038
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Batthauer, Byron E. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1987
Subject Category
AIR TRANSPORTATION AND SAFETY
Report/Patent Number
E-3771
NASA-TM-100189
NAS 1.15:100189
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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