Upon course completion, students will be able to:
1. Identify in writing definitions, terms, principles and investigative concepts discussed in accident investigation.
2. Evaluate and analyze in writing, the organizations conducting aircraft accident investigations in the United States.
3. Explain the history of the National Transportation Safety Board and gauge the evolution of investigative technologies on determining mishap causations.
4. Compare and contrast in writing, the initial actions at an aircraft accident site of a first responder at scene and on-scene accident investigator.
5. Demonstrate verbally or in writing, the basic techniques and procedures for photographing an aircraft crash site and extrapolating key evidence.6. Evaluate in writing and appraise cause and effect relationships in the various techniques to record evidence discovered at an aircraft crash site.
7. Demonstrate and analyze in writing, the various techniques applying both deductive and inductive logic to explain the rationale for determining error chain factors in an aircraft accident.
8. Prepare a written case study and presentation on a specific aircraft accident, applying course mishap modeling formats e.g., SHELL, 5M, Reasons’ concepts or an instructor designated matrix.