The confusion in the cockpit of the Yak-42. Aerosvit. 1997 year.

Confusion in the Yak-42 cockpit. Aerosvit. 1997 year.


Quite obviously, confusion reigned in the cockpit of the AEW-10 for most of the 241 minute period of the transcribed KRM recording. The term "confusion" of the NLSA Flight safety information system - L.Y. Rosentap. R.V. Chamberlin. R.D. Macchett. Ohio State University "denotes mental uncertainty, a state of confusion, or an inadequate combination of ideas.

The disaster at Thessaloniki. Yak-42. Aerosvit. 1997 year.

A manifestation of confusion is a mistake of cognitive character, such as misidentification, incorrect classification, simultaneous belief in two incompatible ideas or substitution errors. With these states also linked the idea of ​​disorientation. "In this case has been investigated a wide range of factors related to the mental and psychological condition of the flight crew after the missed approach at the airport" Macedonia ", among which should be noted:

• Lack of personality with command skills among crew members.

• Lack of knowledge, awareness and experience, which led to a loss of control over the situation,

• Significant hindrance in the form of inability to use VHF / NAV, which subsequently led to difficulties in the overall workload of the crew members.

• Insufficient knowledge of English.

• Pilots were equally susceptible to misconception and confusion. Most of the time they held different, but equally wrong, assessments of the situation and modes of action.

• None of the crew members reported difficulties or declared an emergency after being informed of the impossibility of providing radar guidance services. 


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  2. Information about downloading and ship the balance
  3. Information on meteorological conditions Airport "Macedonia" 
  4. Information about the location and the very clash
  5. Place the debris and factors vizhivaemosti
  6. Analysis: General Crash Considerations
  7. Overview of confusion in the cockpit
  8. The study of the effectiveness of the Manager
  9. Basic facts about the crash of the Yak-42
  10. The main causes of the disaster


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