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Reducing mishaps--the safety challenge.

Until about 10 years ago, aviation mishap (language) MISHAP - An early system on the IBM 1130.

[Listed in CACM 2(5):16, May 1959].
 rates had declined dramatically as improvements in training, aircraft, and procedures were introduced. While we continue our efforts to reduce mishaps, we know we can do better. Almost 90 percent of aviation mishaps are the result of some form of human error, and in many cases, mishaps can be prevented.

The Naval Safety Center offers many resources for mishap prevention. Visit their aviation directorate website,

 in full Uniform Resource Locator

Address of a resource on the Internet. The resource can be any type of file stored on a server, such as a Web page, a text file, a graphics file, or an application program.
 will link you to the Center's aeromedical aer·o·med·i·cine  
The medical study and treatment of physiological and psychological disorders associated with atmospheric or space flight. Also called aerospace medicine, aviation medicine.
, aviation data, investigations, operations, maintenance, and bird/animal strike hazard divisions, as well as to safety surveys, culture workshops, and more.

EDITED BY WENDY Wendy is a female name which may be used as a short form for Gwendolyn, or in its own right. Its popularity is attributed to the character Wendy Darling from the children's play and novel Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie. The character Wendy was inspired by a real girl.  LELAND
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Title Annotation:AIRSCOOP; services of Naval Safety Center
Author:Leland, Wendy
Publication:Naval Aviation News
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 1, 2005
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