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Aviation Accident Investigators 1AVIATION ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORSStudent’s NameCourseTutorUniversityCity (State)Date
Aviation Accident Investigators 2AbstractThe aviation industry is exposed to numerous problems, especially those that deal with accidents.When an accident has taken place, there are teams of investigators that are assigned to perform an investigation on the cause of the accident and what could be done to avoid the possibility of the accident occurring the future again. However, numerous issues are involved in the investigation, making it quite difficult to perform. Various human factors are associated with threats, stress, and illnesses such as post-traumatic stress disorder. When an accident has occurred, investigators have to be assigned to different scenes so that they can ascertain the caused accident. During this process, the first challenges come from the media and to the relatives of the people involved in the accident, making them vulnerable to giving wrong reports because of the pressure. Hence, the investigators have to identify human factors that can affect the investigation and know of methods of dealing with them to give the most appropriate reports.This paper will analyse key human performance elements being an aviation accident investigatorincluding influences from the physical perspectives and psychological perspectives that effect an investigator and potential strategies of managing it. Keywords: Human factors in aviation, investigators, accident investigators, aviation, plane crash,human factors analysis classification system, human error,
Aviation Accident Investigators 3IntroductionAviation investigators are charged with numerous activities, including traveling to various locations to conduct an investigation. In their line of duty, they face many challenges, including having to sustain the pressure of wanting to give the right information. Additionally, the investigators have to deal with the physical barriers and changes in climate to perform their roles of finding the cause of an accident. Some of the issues that the investigators face come from the human factors that prevent them from performing their roles as required. It is therefore important that these human factors are managed or coped with in a better manner. Hence, it is theresponsibility of the management to recognize the problems that they go through so that they cancontribute towards the accuracy of the information (Low et al., 2018, 34). The most common human factors include fatigue, stress, PTSD, among others. Coping with fatigue is difficult because of its involuntary. It requires extensive preparation from the management and aviation instigators themselves (Shearer et al., 2016, S165). This work presents a critical evaluation of thekey human performance elements of being an aviation accident investigator such as include fatigue, stress, PTSD, and the potential strategies that can be used to manage these elements.

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Professor
Agnes shark
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Human reliability, Air safety, International Civil Aviation Organization, Aviation accidents and incidents, National Transportation Safety Board, Aviation Accident Investigators

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