How far away is death?
How far away is death? With 186 passengers aboard, Airbus A320 pilot takes emergency action when forced by drone in London
• • •
Another drone incident at London’s Gatwick Airport proved a near-miss for the pilot of a passenger jet. In April, the pilot was bringing the aircraft in for a landing when he saw something that made him swerve to miss the object. The UK Airprox Board (UKAB) published a report describing the pilot having seen “a dark-colored drone ahead,” and his reaction, “avoiding action of a 5-8° bank to the right was taken.” UKAB assigned the incident its highest category of risk.
This incident occurred mere months after Gatwick was forced to cancel days of flights due to drone sightings during the busy 2018 holiday season, causing thousands of travelers to abort or change their scheduled Christmas plans. Read our blog article about that incident, “Monday Accidents & Lessons Learned: What’s Up with Drones at the UK’s Gatwick?”
The TapRooT® System trains you to solve problems
Circumstances can crop up in any occupation at any time if proper and safe sequence and procedures are not planned and followed. We encourage you to learn and use the TapRooT® System to solve problems.
TapRooT® has a team of investigators and instructors with years of extensive training ready to offer assistance worldwide. We also offer ongoing support to our clients through Free Newsletters and Root Cause Tip Videos, the Root Cause Analysis Blog, and our annual Global TapRooT® Summit.
Register for a TapRooT® Course
Register for one of our courses. We offer a basic 2-Day course and an advanced 5-Day course. Contact us or call us at 865.539.2139 about having a course at your site or for further root cause analysis training opportunities. We’re here to find solutions for you.