Aviation Accidents and how they can be stopped?

Are there any airline accidents that come to mind immediately when thinking of how many people could have actually prevented the disaster have they noticed something was wrong. The only ones that come to mind for me are the Tenerife accident, and the Avianca Flight 52 accident. Just curious for my own knowledge of crashes being able to be stopped.

9 Answers

  • Fox
    Lv 7
    6 years ago
    Best Answer

    they can't...not 100% at least

    No matter what you try and do to make something safer there will always be a chance something will go wrong

  • JetDoc
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    The Avianca Flight 52 accident was more than 20 years ago. The one in Tenerife was even further back in history. How many people have died in automobile accidents since then? Or railroad trains? Or passenger ships?

    Travel by airplane is the safest and most efficient method of travel available anywhere in the world. The reason why these "horrendous" airplane accidents come to mind is they are the exception that proves the rule... If airplanes had the safety record of the average automobile, there would be airplanes falling out of the sky all over the world, every day. Instead, you can count on the fingers of one hand the really terrible accidents that have happened over the past 20 years or so, and safety IS improving pretty much every year.

    The only way you can stop airplane accidents completely is to stop flying airplanes, but you're still safer on an airplane than pretty much any other place in the world.

  • 6 years ago

    Passengers with window seats could possibly help. On a flight sitting at an overwing seat I noticed

    a lot of fuel leaking from an overwing inspection panel and notified the pilot via the stewardess.

    Source(s): Personal experience
  • tenerife is NOT a good example. because someone DID actually notice, there but was silenced by a cocky Captain Knowitall suffering from acute gethereitis.

    but a NATO country lost an AN26 full of soldiers returning from KFOR mission after a CFIT at night. if ANYONE noticed the radioaltimeter was silenced, they could've met their families again.


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  • 6 years ago

    The Asiana crash in SFO could have been avoided if any of the 3 pilots in the cockpit knew how to fly an airplane.

  • 6 years ago

    If crew resource management was used properly all the time, accidents like tenerife could be avoided.

  • 6 years ago

    Replace computer control with human brains; but that is more expensive. As long as gameboy and FX require the same skill there will be incidents. More so on the Regionals because the qualifications are less, there are many candidates and few positions.

  • 6 years ago

    Ground all aircraft permanently and there will be no more accidents.

  • 6 years ago

    Unfortunately, you cannot prevent human error.

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