Application of Team Concept/Systems Approach to Investigation of Major Mishaps

  • Rudolf Kapustin
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 32)


After a major disaster involving loss of life and property damage, the authorities and other organizations responsible for investigating the cause and taking immediate steps to prevent a recurrence are often not prepared to assume these tasks. The authorities in many disciplines are caught by complete surprise when the unexpected happens and often must look to outside sources to assist, organize or conduct the investigation. The Three Mile Island and Challenger accidents are examples of this type of unpreparedness.


Federal Aviation Administration Accident Investigation Civil Aircraft Light Aircraft National Transportation Safety 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudolf Kapustin
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  1. 1.Intercontinental Aviation Safety ConsultantsBaltimoreUSA

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