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Human Factors Analysis The Colgan Air 3407 accident, was a commercial flight that crashed in Clarence Center, New York on the way to Buffalo, New York. The flight crash was due to poor piloting and background conditions that have changed regulations in the aviation industry. In this essay we will cover this accident using the PEAR model to evaluate the accident. The first aspect we will evaluate of the accident is the people element of PEAR. The people element covers anyone involved or responsible for the accident as well as the factors affecting them. In the accident it was deemed that the captain was responsible for the accident, as the captain didn’t respond properly to the stick shaker which is an indicator that the plane could stall, his failure to monitor the plane's airspeed, as well I think it was the fault of the airline company and how they managed everything. Some of the other factors of the people part of pear is how they treated their pilots, overworking them, making them travel long distances from home which made adequate rest difficult, and just and overall difficult work environment. The next aspect of PEAR is environment, which deals with environmental considerations such as weather, lighting, other personnel and many other factors. In the
Colgan air accident environment played the role with the weather conditions primarily. Before the crash the weather caused icing on the plane, and when this was combined with fatigued pilots, one being sick, as well as this all taking place during the critical stage of the flight. The environment that the company created made the pilots feel pressured, exhausted, and overall not fit to work. Another factor that made the situation worse was the fact that it was at night which caused the temperature to drop and increase the chance of ice being an issue, as well as it making it more difficult to judge the…...

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