HUMAN FACTORS IN HIGH SPEED LOW LEVEL ACCIDENTS - A 15 YEAR REVIEW

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Authors
  1. Rud, R.C.
  2. Leben, D.F.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The Canadian Forces introduced the CF 104G into Squadron Operation in 1963 and since that time these aircraft have operated in the high-speed, low-level environment in both the strike/reconnaissance and tactical support roles. Fifty-seven accidents involving these aircraft are reviewed with regard to cause factors. Marginal weather appears to be the one most significant factor contribution to low-level, high-speed accidents; however, several human factors such as visual contrast problems, fatigue, stress, reaction time, "mission completion" syndrome, inattention and task overload were identified. Aspects of accidents which typify human factors problems are described. Suggested possible preventive measures are outlined.
Report Number
79-R-35 —
Date of publication
15 Jul 1979
Number of Pages
14
DSTKIM No
79-03176
CANDIS No
87504
Format(s):
Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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