Alaska Airline

Alaska Airline - the case 3 16/03/2005 PPOHS: Case Study...

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1 16/03/2005 PPOHS: Case Study Airline Disasters 1 Alaska Airline Flight 261 Alaska Airline Flight 261 Jacques Ouellet Ferri Hassani 16/03/2005 PPOHS: Case Study Airline Disasters 2 Introduction Introduction l Case study on the crash of flight 261 l You will see a number of circumstances leading to a disaster l The role of engineers and managers will be illustrated l Some of the subjects discussed in the course will be illustrated in this case
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2 16/03/2005 PPOHS: Case Study Airline Disasters 3 Case Case l On January 2000, Alaska Airline Flight 261 crashed 20 miles off Los Angeles in the Pacific Ocean l 84 passengers and 5 crewmen were killed l The MD-83 Jetliner dived in the ocean from an altitude of 17,900 feet 16/03/2005 PPOHS: Case Study Airline Disasters 4 Flight 261 Route Flight 261 Route l You will see a reconstruction of the accident followed by the investigation l We ask you to focus on some specifics aspects of
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Unformatted text preview: the case 3 16/03/2005 PPOHS: Case Study Airline Disasters 5 Find out in the film Find out in the film l Any Whistle blower? l Management responsibilities? l Was Engineering Design flawed? l Role of maintenance in this case? 16/03/2005 PPOHS: Case Study Airline Disasters 6 Technical factors Technical factors l Jackscrew assembly l Stabilizer Trim function l Stabilizer Design l Fault procedures in used 4 16/03/2005 PPOHS: Case Study Airline Disasters 7 Human Factors Human Factors l Competence of Maintenance Personnel l Role of Engineer involved l Consequences of whistle blowing? l Was whistle blowing effective? 16/03/2005 PPOHS: Case Study Airline Disasters 8 Conclusions Conclusions l You can find out more from: CNN.com l Lectures to follow on Ethics l As frequent in such disasters many contributing factors are involved...
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