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5.3 Research Brief Cognitive Overload and Situational Awareness

5.3 Research Brief Cognitive Overload and Situational Awareness

Q For this assignment you will need to locate two multi-crew, commercial aviation accident reports. For the first report, the accident must have been attributed to cognitive overload on the part of the operators. Identify which type of error was the primary cause and indicate what form of automation might have helped prevent the accident. For the second report, identify an accident where loss of situational awareness by the operators was attributed as the primary cause and explain at which level the loss occurred. Indicate what form of automation might have helped prevent the accident. For both accidents, explain whether Crew Resource Management issues were involved. Expand on the role of teamwork and human error features for each generation of CRM. Next, for your recommendations about automation related to both events, consider how they might affect the potential for cognitive overload or might precipitate the loss of situational awareness. Explain your conclusions and what might be possible to minimize or resolve any associated conflict so that your recommendations would be more viable. Present this as a brief. Your brief should be approximately 800 words in length and should be written in APA format. Save your assignment using a naming convention that includes your first and last name and the activity number (or description). Do not add punctuation or special characters. Your paper will automatically be evaluated through Turnitin when you submit your assignment in this activity. Turnitin is a service that checks your work for improper citation or potential plagiarism by comparing it against a database of web pages, student papers, and articles from academic books and publications. Ensure that your work is entirely your own and that you have not plagiarized any material!

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The crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407 had been a clear case of cognitive overload and fatigue of pilots (Sumwalt et al. 2019). Therefore, there had been the evidence of human error in this case. There had been stall warnings provided to the pilots of the jets. However, there had not been any proper response shown by any of the pilots of any of the jets by taking evasive/prompt action (Sumwalt et al. 2019). The techniques which had been utilized/applied by the pilots had been inappropriate in case of attempts made to recover stall. For example, there had been pilot error/human error made by the captain on controlling and adjusting the control column by pulling it in a backward motion (Sumwalt et al. 2019).