It’s a fact that’s sad, but true.
When accident investigators begin piecing together the puzzle of an aviation accident, they often find that human factors played a role in what happened. It might be a mistake by a member of the flight crew or any of the dozens of people – mechanics, cargo handlers, vendors and others – who came into contact with the aircraft before it left the ground.
Too many times, accident investigators conclude that the airplane or helicopter was perfectly flyable, and that nothing caused the mishap but human failure. Indeed, human factors play a huge role in aviation safety.
It can happen because pilots made a mistake or because they didn’t have proper training. In other cases, aviation accidents occur because the pilot relied too heavily on automated equipment, and either didn’t recognize when the equipment failed or couldn’t compensate for it.
In such cases, human factors, also sometimes labeled as “pilot error,” can intersect with equipment failure to produce disastrous results.
At Rose Walker, we understand human factors, the role they often play in airplane crashes and how they become a part of the litigation that follows.
To learn more about our experience in pilot error accident matters, we invite you to contact the firm here.