Mechanical failures and electrical malfunctions – As no machine or technology is completely reliable, severe accidents can result.

Now, according to a recent study, mechanical failure is a culprit in roughly 20 percent of aviation accidents. The autopilot switched itself off, but the pilot - the most junior member of the flight crew - reacted inappropriately to the turbulence the plane was going through.

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift - Jun 26, 2019 2:00 am. Cloud. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Mechanical Failure, Human Error Cited in Minnesota National Guard Helicopter CrashBy considered as mechanical related and consisted of 26% of all accident/incident reports.

Gen. Sandy Best, interim adjutant general of the Minnesota National Guard, said in a news release.The summary did not include names of any of the positions listed, the The UH-60L took off from the St. But the most important thing is that flying is getting safer. Captain Eric Moody's announcement has passed into folklore: "We have a small problem.

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Wreckage from the Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash in Indonesia, 2012 Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III - a former US Air Force fighter pilot - decided to ditch into the Hudson River. "Aviation is still on a learning curve.

He saw the aircraft emerge from the clouds traveling fast on a

"Catastrophic failures don't happen as often but they are more catastrophic when they do.


  • No form of transportation is completely safe, no machine is completely foolproof
  • 13% of commercial airplane accidents due to mechanical failures
  • Failing to properly inspect, replace or maintain parts by ground crew