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Loss of Situation Awareness in Pilots: Analysis of Incident ReportsIntroduction Approximately 75% of all aviation accidents and incidents are attributable to human failures in monitoring, managing, and operating system. Tactical decision errors were found to be a factor in 25 of 37 major US air transport accidents between 1978 and 1990. These two facts demonstrate the inability of some pilots to maintain situation awareness. Situation awareness (SA) is defined as 'the perception of elements in the environment within a volume of time and space, the comprehension of their meaning, and the projection of their status in the near future". Thus, when a pilot loses SA, he or she is unable to ether perceive, comprehend, or project the status of the aircraft. In pilots terms, he or she has 'fallen behind the airplane'. Our study this summer involved an analysis of 190 NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) reports.
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Villeda, Eric B. (Ohio State Univ. Columbus, OH United States)
Date Acquired
August 17, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1996
Subject Category
Behavioral Sciences
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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