Aircraft Accident Investigation

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This 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.

Topics Include:

  • 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
  • Stability 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
  • Codes of Ethics and Conduct

Product Specifications:

ISBN: 9781892944177
Endeavor Books
Author: Richard Wood and Robert Sweginnis
Edition: 2nd
Pages: 516