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Transport Airplane: Threat Categories/ Groupings Accidents

Threat Category

Below are accident summaries organized relative to the threats category that were a major factor in each accident. 


Advancements in aviation technology, training, and processes have resulted in steady improvements in nearly all areas of commercial aviation safety.  However, despite these advancements,  these four groupings continue to represent significant opportunities for additional safety improvements.  They are included here in order to aid the library user in understanding the lessons within each technical category associated with these four groups.