6.2 - Assignment: Critical Analysis (PLG1)

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Instructions:

Write a 3-4 page response, double-spaced, using an average of 1,000 words. Solid writing using APA mechanics and style are required. Support your answers and data with references and cite your sources.

You should review and utilize the American Psychological Association’s Publication Manual, a required text for this course, as guidance for your submissions. A title page and all other APA formatting apply.

Question:

Read the two NTSB accident reports. Write a paper discussing the possible similarities of error chains and how SMS may have prevented the accidents. Detect and discuss the similarities and differences of error chains and how the dynamics of SMS may have prevented one of these accidents.

Your papers must demonstrate a comprehension of the issue based on facts, not opinion. Facts may be from the course or other stated references. Opinions must be corroborated by references.

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School: Boston College

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Running head: ERROR CHAINS IN HELICOPTER ACCIDENCES

Similarities and Differences Between Error Chains in Helicopter Accidences
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ERROR CHAINS IN HELICOPTER ACCIDENCES

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Similarities and Differences Between Error Chains in Helicopter Accidences
Two accidents involving helicopters occurred in New Mexico and Alaska. In one case New
Mexico), a helicopter on a mission to rescue a woman who could not find her way out of a forest
crashed in the forest injuring the pilot, the woman who was being rescued and the other officers
on the search team (National Transport and Safety Board, 2009). In another instance (Alaska), a
Eurocopter AS350 B3 crashed on a rocky terrain while also on a search mission (National
Transport and Safety Board, n. d). Both instances were caused by a chain of erroneous decisions
and system failures.
Similarity
There are similarities in the pattern of errors that led to the occurrence of the two accidents.
In the two incidences, the pilots made the decision to fly their helicopters despite knowing that the
weather conditions were not favorable. For example, in the case of the SPA A-10E helicopter that
crashed in New Mexico, the pilot knew that it was windy and there was poor visibility due to the
presence of thick clouds and darkness but still decided to take-off from a remote mountainous
landing site (National Transpor...

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Anonymous
Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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