Approach and Landing Accidents Reduction

Approach and Landing Accidents Reduction

This brochure provides operational recommendations and guidelines to implement the conclusions and recommendations of various international work groups like Flight Safety Foundation, CFIT and ALAR Task Force etc. Following events account for 75% of approach and landing incidents and accidents:

– CFIT (including landing short of runway)
– Loss of Control
– Runway Overrun
– Runway Excursion
– Non-stabilized Approaches

The conclusions and recommendations of the Flight Safety Foundation ALAR Task Force identify the following operations and training issues as frequent casual factors in approach and landing accidents, including those involving CFIT:

– SOP
– Decision making in time critical situations
– Go-around decision when warranted
– Rushed and unstabilized approaches
– Pilot/Controller understanding of each other’s operational environment
– Pilot/Controller communications
– Terrain awareness
– Awareness of approach hazards (visual illusions, adverse wind conditions or operations on contaminated runway)