December 7, 2009 | Mark Paradies

Monday Accident & Lessons Learned (and a Root Cause Analysis Tip): Sometimes a Safety Feature Can Cause Unintended Consequences

Watch this video…

What was the parachute meant to do?

Save the pilot if the engine failed.

What did the parachute do?

Cause a stall during a takeoff.

Can you think of corrective actions from past incidents that could have unintended consequences?

That’s why we have the final “R” in the SMARTER tool for developing corrective actions.

You should review potential corrective actions to make sure they don’t have unintended negative consequences.

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