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Human Factors in Cabin Accident InvestigationsHuman factors has become an integral part of the accident investigation protocol. However, much of the investigative process remains focussed on the flight deck, airframe, and power plant systems. As a consequence, little data has been collected regarding the human factors issues within and involving the cabin during an accident. Therefore, the possibility exists that contributing factors that lie within that domain may be overlooked. The FAA Office of Accident Investigation is sponsoring a two-day workshop on cabin safety accident investigation. This course, within the workshop, will be of two hours duration and will explore relevant areas of human factors research. Specifically, the three areas of discussion are: Information transfer and resource management, fatigue and other physical stressors, and the human/machine interface. Integration of these areas will be accomplished by providing a suggested checklist of specific cabin-related human factors questions for investigators to probe following an accident.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Chute, Rebecca D.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Rosekind, Mark R.
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1996
Subject Category
Man/System Technology And Life Support
Meeting Information
Accident Investigations Course(Oklahoma City, OK)
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 505-64-13
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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