Both are crashes while performing aerobatic maneuvres, and should be listed on a different list. Sure, it's a nice picture - but it clearly isn't a CFIT.
Play media Reconstruction of the final moments of Korean Air Flightwhich crashed into a hill in Guam in While there are many reasons why a plane might crash into terrain, including bad weather and navigation equipment problems, pilot error is the most common factor found in CFIT accidents.
Fatigue can cause even highly experienced professionals to make significant errors, which culminate in a CFIT accident. CFIT accidents frequently involve a collision with terrain such as hills or mountains during conditions of reduced visibility, while conducting an approach to landing at the destination airport.
Sometimes a contributing factor can be subtle navigation equipment malfunctions which, if not detected by the crew, may mislead them into improperly guiding the aircraft, despite other information received from properly functioning equipment. Solutions[ edit ] Before the installation of the first electronic warning systems, the only defenses against CFIT were pilot simulator training, traditional procedurescrew resource management CRM and radar surveillance by air traffic services.
While those factors reduced the incidence of such accidents, they did not eliminate them. The first generation of those systems was known as a ground proximity warning system GPWSwhich used a radar altimeter to assist in calculating terrain closure rates.
When combined with mandatory pilot simulator training, which emphasizes proper responses to any caution or warning event, the system has proved very effective in preventing further CFIT accidents. The GPS database contains a database of nearby terrain and will present terrain that is near the aircraft in red or yellow depending on its distance from the aircraft.May 06, · Accidents that changed aviation: Controlled flight into terrain.
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) was once the leading cause of fatal accidents, now it rarely occurs. Remote Controlled Boeings on 9/11?
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95 rows · A controlled flight into terrain (CFIT, usually pronounced cee-fit) is an accident in which an airworthy aircraft, under pilot control, is unintentionally flown into the ground, a . The failure of the flight crew to maintain terrain clearance during a VFR departure, which resulted in controlled flight into terrain; and, The air traffic controller’s issuance of a clearance.