|UND Aerospace to conduct aircraft accident investigation course next week|
The UND Aerospace Foundation and the Air Line Pilots Association, in a cooperative effort, will begin a two-and-a-half day aircraft accident investigation course at the Grand Forks International Airport Tuesday through Thursday (June 16-18). The course is designed to provide an advanced level of instruction to individuals who may participate in aircraft accident investigations conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.
"As unfortunate as they are, aircraft accidents are opportunities for investigators to learn more about the errors pilots and organizations may make that result in aircraft accidents," said Dana Siewert, UND Aerospace's Director of Aviation Safety. "This course develops hands on skills by recreating an actual aircraft mishap in a learning environment."
More than 30 airline pilots and aviation professionals from around the U.S and Canada are expected to participate in the course which will use actual aircraft wreckage which was donated by a firm in California. The accident site will be recreated south of the flight operations facility and used specifically for investigative training techniques.
This is the seventh year that UNDAF and ALPA have conducted the course. For further information, contact Dana Siewert at 777-7895 or firstname.lastname@example.org
-- David L. Dodds, Writer/Editor, University Relations, email@example.com, 777-5529