Sample Aviation Case Study Paper on American Airlines Flight 965 – Who Is Flying the Plane?

Evaluate the CRM factors that led to the crash of American Flight 965 in Cali, Colombia, on December 20, 1995.

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Prepare a 3-5 page paper (APA format, double spaced, not including cover page) analyzing the crash of Flight 965. You will evaluate the performance of the crew (and other teammates such as ATC) with respect to all of the principles of CRM that you have learned in this course. What CRM failures can you identify, and how should the crew have prevented them? Also, include a discussion of the principles of 6th Generation CRM/Threat and Error Management. Do not just summarize the events; include a critical analysis!