chapter  6
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Case Studies

As indicated earlier, two examples were chosen to be presented in this chapter (the other four cases are given in Appendix A):

• The first is an analysis of a serious air incident, based on established facts from which the most likely cognitive behaviour is deduced for purposes of accident prevention

• The second is the analysis of a common case of flying without incident in which we estimate the most likely associated behaviour in order to derive possible improvements to manual flying

In order to carry out these analyses properly, a perfect knowledge was clearly required of the functioning of operational systems and procedures, together with a broad experience of the behaviour of pilots.