Network Re-analysis of Boeing 737 Accident at Kegworth Using Different Potential Crewing Configurations for a Single Pilot Commercial Aircraft

  • Don HarrisEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10906)


Most aircraft manufacturers and avionics systems suppliers are developing technology for airliners that will be flown by just a single pilot. Several different configurations for such an aircraft have been proposed but most rely to some extent on ground-based support. This paper assesses various configurations using a scenario based upon the Boeing 737 accident at Kegworth in 1989. A modified AcciMap approach supplemented by further analysis using propositional networks was utilized. From such an analysis it can be seen that a single pilot can rapidly become overloaded if the information/data exchange is not mediated by ground-based assistance. However, some configurations using ground-based support to a single pilot may also offer the opportunity to reduce communication error.


Single pilot operation AcciMap methodology Propositional networks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering and ComputingCoventry UniversityCoventryUK

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