What Do You Do When The Pilots Shut Down The Wrong Engine?

What Do You Do When The Pilots Shut Down The Wrong Engine?

Kegworth Crash Yes, it happened. Think about it. Pilots can’t behind the cockpit. Here is the slideshow detailing the six Cascade events that led to the final disaster. An interesting sidenote is that because so many lived through this, investigators were able...
When Should You Not Trust Experts?

When Should You Not Trust Experts?

Passenger on British Midland Flight 92 reflecting on hearing the pilot announce he was shutting down the right engine: “We were thinking: ‘Why is he doing that?’ because we saw flame coming out of the left engine. But I was only a bread man. What did I know?” We put...
What Can We Learn From Disasters? FREE Today

What Can We Learn From Disasters? FREE Today

My wife and I were watching Seconds From Disaster, a TV series that focuses mainly on plane crashes and we noticed a pattern. It was always several things that caused the plane to crash, not just one. Actually, always at least seven, what I have termed, Cascade...