Research on the Relationship Between Threat and Crew Error in Civil Aviation

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 259)


To study the relationship between threat and crew error, the brief description of 84 civil aviation accidents and incidents whose primary causes were flight crew were obtained and coded. Chi-square test was performed to explore the strength of association between the threat and crew error. The results show that adverse weather and other procedural error, aircraft fault and manual flying error, dispatch/paperwork fault and documentation error, ground maintenance fault and flight control error, and manuals/charts fault and ground navigation error had strong association; those threats significantly increased the prediction of occurrence of crew error; the accuracy of prediction was 5.3–20 %. It is suggested to reduce the crew error by enhancing crew task management training and strengthening the management of other occupation’s error in civil aviation. .


Civil aviation transport flight Threat Error Association Flight safety 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuchuan Luo
    • 1
  • Jun Chen
    • 1
  • Jiazhong Yang
    • 1
  • Xuemei Deng
    • 1
  1. 1.Aviation Human Factor and Ergonomics LabCivil Aviation Flight University of ChinaGuanghanChina

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