A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Francis Upchurch
Date: 2015 May 30, 22:58 -0700
re FL G-ALDN accident.
Fascinating! An example of the of the "Accident Domino Theory" used in SCUBA diving accident scenario descriptions , where multiple errors add up, e.g. here the incorrect compass setting, incorrect star sights, belief by several crew that the DR position was correct despite all the objective evidence to the contrary. (self delusion very common human trait!).
The most alarming bit of the report for me however was the almost cursory 2 line statement about the death of the co-pilot "from exhausion, strain and heat" 2 days after the accident in which he received only minor injuries! I guess, so soon after the war, life was still cheap? I suspect this death would have involved a slightly more detailed investigation now!