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Title: A comparison of crash investigation of two aircraft, one with flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder and the other, without them

Authors: H. Arzu Inan; Hüseyin Topal

Addresses: Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Department of Environmental and Technical Research of Accidents, Faculty of Technology, Gazi University, Center Campus, 06500 Teknikokullar, Ankara, Turkey ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Gazi University, 06570 Maltepe, Ankara, Turkey

Abstract: In a process of continuous improvement of reducing the rates of aircraft crashes, we must examine each crash so that we will become able to take measures to prevent such accidents from happening again in the future under the same conditions. This paper uses two different crashes as case studies. This study also includes a discussion of the necessity of the FDR and CVR equipment for determining causal factors of the crashes. The major focal points in the course of following the investigative strategies of these two crashes are furnished herein, and the comparison of these crashes gives us very important insights. The most important consequence obtained in this study is, therefore, a need for emphasising the learning process from each crash and the emphasis on the implementation of deduced recommendations.

Keywords: crash prevention; crash cause; flight data recorder; FDR; cockpit voice recorder; CVR; flight safety.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSA.2020.108086

International Journal of Sustainable Aviation, 2020 Vol.6 No.1, pp.36 - 50

Received: 01 May 2019
Accepted: 23 Oct 2019

Published online: 26 Jun 2020 *

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