Aircraft Accident Investigation, by Robert Sweginnins

Aircraft Accident Investigation

by Robert Sweginnins & Richard Wood

Publisher:
ISBN-13:
9781892944177
Copyright Date:
2006
Edition:
2nd
Pages:
516
Binding:
Paperback
Dimensions:
11.0" x 8.5"
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The primary textbook for Embry Riddle and other college level accident investigation programs.

Covers all aspects of aircraft accident investigations. Includes new information on the investigation of in-flight fires, electrical circuitry, and composite structure failure. Explains the investigation procedures required by the NTSB and ICAO. Covers basic investigation techniques, aeronautical and structural knowledge useful to investigators. Also covers analysis, investigation management and report writing. Fully indexed.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  • The Rules of the Game
  • introduction to aircraft accident investigation
  • United States investigations
  • international investigations
  • Investigation Techniques
  • field investigations
  • wreckage distribution
  • accident photography
  • accident diagrams
  • fire investigation
  • structural investigation
  • reciprocating engines
  • propellers
  • turbine engines
  • aircraft systems
  • cockpit instruments
  • light bulb analysis
  • tires and runway accidents
  • mid-air collisions
  • aircraft recorders
  • air traffic control recorders
  • computers and simulators
  • operations and maintenance
  • airfield, air traffic control, and weather
  • witnesses
  • human factors
  • helicopter accident investigation
  • Technology
  • determination of aircraft performance
  • stalls and spins
  • downwash and wingtip vortex hazards
  • loss of performance
  • ground operation hazards
  • stablility and control
  • ice, rain, and microbursts
  • high speed flight
  • loads, stress, and strain
  • structural failure
  • crash survivability
  • Analysis, Reports, and Investigation Management
  • analytical techniques
  • aircraft accident reports
  • investigation management
  • conclusion
  • Appendices
  • bibliography and sources of information
  • technical data
  • codes of ethics and conduct
  • glossary

About the Author:
Authors combine over fifty years of practical experience in aircraft accident investigation. Both are pilots, engineers and Certified Safety Professional. Both have taught this subject at the University of Southern California, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Southern California Safety Institute.



About the Author:
Well written book for the aviation major or graduate degree. A good read that includes both technical data for the engineer and plenty of information for the layman.
Christian D. Pedersen


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Has its advantages Aug 24, 2011 N. Darnell
  The book has its advantages, one being it defines investigation areas well. The text could use a little more punch to it, yet overall it provides some good information. more...
A good read Aug 24, 2011 C. Pedersen US
  Well written book for the aviation major or graduate degree. A good read that includes both technical data for the engineer and plenty of information for the layman. more...