This course introduces participants to the regulatory foundations of aircraft accident investigation and investigative techniques specific to major accident investigations.
This course covers the technical aspects of the aircraft accident investigation process starting with preparation for investigation through report writing. Particular emphasis is placed on the study of human factors and survival investigative techniques and the application of accident investigation findings in industry and research.
Participants will have the opportunity to practice evidence collection techniques via the first of its kind Virtual Aircraft Crash Lab. A critical analysis of selected aircraft accidents and an evaluation of causal factors are covered. Read More.
This course is designed to not only explore investigative techniques, but to also demonstrate the need for a comprehensive investigation process; the application of hazard identification, assessment, and mitigation/control; and the relationship of human factors in mishaps.
- Module One: Introduction to the Accident Investigation Process and Human Factors Investigations
- Module Two: Survival Factors Investigation, Scene Safety, and Application of Findings in Industry
- Module Three: Systems and Structures Investigation Techniques
Intended Audience: Anyone working in or interested in working in the aviation industry should have an understanding of the aircraft accident investigation process, techniques, and application of findings in industry.
Time to complete the course: 3-5 hours per week
Certificate or digital badge for completing the course: Yes
Instructor feedback: Instructors will respond to as many participants as possible.
- Demonstrate the methods of collecting, preserving, and reconstructing accident scene data (e.g., explain the major elements of accident scene photography).
- Discuss and apply legislation and regulations governing accident reporting, recovery, jurisdiction and investigation.
- Explain and apply the composition and role of the initial response or “go” team.
- Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board, Military Agencies, and others for the conduct of aircraft accident investigations.
- Identify and discuss the methods, techniques, and procedures involved in aircraft accident investigation.
- Identify the elements of accident scene safety.
- Understand and apply investigative techniques associated with three phases of crash survival (impact, egress, and environment).
Target Audience: Anyone working in the aviation industry should have an understanding of the aircraft accident investigation process, techniques, and application of findings in industry.
Course is offered by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide.