RAeS Lecture: Air Accident & Investigation

25 April 2017

Royal Aeronautical Society Lecture

Air Accident & Investigation By Prof Graham Braithwaite, Cranfield University

What does it take to investigate aircraft accidents? How do we collect the evidence we need to understand what happened, why it happened and how we prevent similar events from happening again in the future?

This talk will cover the selection and training of aircraft accident investigators, the task, traps and challenges they face and a variety of case studies from investigations around the world. Cranfield University has trained aircraft accident investigators since 1977. Drawing upon this experience and featuring a range of well-known and not-so-well-known accident case studies, Professor Braithwaite will give a lively presentation about what it takes to think like an investigator.

About the Speaker:

Graham Braithwaite is Professor of Safety and Accident Investigation and Director of Transport Systems at Cranfield University. Graham gained his PhD in Aviation Safety Management from Loughborough University in 1998 by examining how Australia has achieved its record of zero fatalities due to commercial jet aircraft accidents.

He joined Cranfield in 2003 to run the Safety and Accident Investigation Centre - which was recognised for its world-leading work in aviation safety through a prestigious Queen’ Anniversary Prize in 2012. 


Tuesday 25th April 2017

AMRC KTC, Brunel Way, Catcliffe, Rotherham, S60 5WG

Registration from 18.30, lecture starts promptly at 19.00 until 20.30pm.

Everyone is welcome!

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