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Lifesaving Lessons Learned: Avoiding a Similar Fate

 NBAA Accident Analysis


In the May/June 2024 edition of the Business Aviation Insider digital magazine, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) takes a look at three recent accidents involving business aircraft, with industry experts weighing in on some of the details and possible ways these tragedies could have been prevented.

Randy Brooks, APS EVP of Flight Operations, contributes valuable insights in the article, including on Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I) and it’s possible role. 

Key Article Highlights:

  • Accidents Happen: Despite the rarity of catastrophic accidents in business aviation, the 2023 examples show they can occur even with experienced pilots at the controls.
  • Complex Causes: Most accidents result from multiple factors, leading to situations that result in airplane upsets.
  • Preventive Measures: Consistently applied safety measures, plans, protocols, and training for LOC-I prevention and recovery could have mitigated some of these accidents.
  • Industry Vigilance: It’s crucial to keep safety at the forefront, refining Safety Management Systems (SMS) and maintaining consistent vigilance to prevent accidents.

Read the full article in the Business Aviation Insider for more detailed insights on each of these incidents. 

Photo credit: National Business Aviation Insider



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