Accidents that take place in the world of modern aviation are among the most catastrophic of all possible occurrences in case of various transportation sector accidents. These mishaps not only result in the death of people and the destruction of property, but they also have far reaching consequences for families, communities, and even entire industries. In light of the significance of aviation to both the global economy and our way of fast-paced life, it is of the utmost importance that these accidents be investigated in great detail in order to ascertain the underlying reason for them and to prevent future occurrences of a similar nature.
The crash of Air India 1344, the flight plummeting down the Calicut airport's tabletop runway on August 7, 2020, was a terrible event that sent shock waves through the aviation industry. This graphic-illustrated book tries to explain the accident using storytelling techniques while emphasizing a Human Factors Engineering and Systems Safety viewpoint. The pedagogical narrative is developed using storytelling concepts to enable general readers to understand the phenomenon of accident development in complex sociotechnical systems, such as air traffic. With the help of pictures and easy-to-understand language, readers can learn more about the contributory factors that led to this tragic accident. This book is aimed as an essential read for an audience from the aviation industry; at the same time, it is curated to also cater to the general public who are curious to know more about the accident dynamics behind the Calicut accident.
This case study is a part of the larger project on "India's Disasters over the Decades" championed by Vivek Kant, HFSS Studios:
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• AXB 1344 Plummeting Down the Tabletop......