Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

TOWARDS THE ZERO ACCIDENT GOAL: ASSISTING THE FIRST OFFICER MONITOR AND CHALLENGE CAPTAIN ERRORS

By Dr. Eugen Tarnow

Abstract

In this article the authority system in the airplane cockpit is related to thirty year old authority studies of Stanley Milgram. Human errors made in the cockpit are found similar to those made in the authority experiments. It is argued that up to 20% of all airplane accidents may be preventable by optimizing the monitoring and challenging of captain errors by the first officer

Topics: Social Psychology
Year: 2000
OAI identifier: oai:cogprints.org:4566
Download PDF:
Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s):
  • http://cogprints.org/4566/1/Ob... (external link)
  • http://cogprints.org/4566/ (external link)
  • Suggested articles

    Citations

    1. (1994). Chastened, T.W.A. tries again; business plan built on hope is revised.
    2. (1993). Cockpit resource management.
    3. (1993). Crews as groups: Their formation and their leadership. In
    4. (1996). Human factors on the flight deck: The influence of national culture.
    5. (1974). Obedience to authority: An experimental view.
    6. (1974). On “Obedience to Authority.” doi
    7. (1993). Safety Board (1994a). Controlled collision with terrain: Northwest Airlink Flight 5719,
    8. (1978). Safety Board (1994b). A review of flightcrew-involved major accidents of U.S. air carriers,
    9. (1975). Stress and the Airline Pilot." Paper presented at British Airline Pilots Association Medical Symposium,
    10. (1993). The regulatory perspective. In
    11. (1993). Why crew resource management? Empirical and theoretical bases of human factors training in aviation. In

    To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.