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Germanwings air crash investigation

Implications for the assessment of pilots’ mental health

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Occupational Health [at Work] editor John Ballard examines the medical aspects of the investigation by the French Civil Aviation Safety Investigation Authority into the Germanwings flight 9525 air disaster, which left 150 dead. The mental health of the co-pilot was central to the investigation.

A report by the French Civil Aviation Safety Investigation Authority (Le Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses pour la Sécurité de l’Aviation civile, BEA) into the Germanwings flight 9525 air disaster1 has made a number of recommendations to improve flight safety where a pilot’s mental health may be compromised. These recommendations … 

John Ballard is editor of Occupational Health [at Work]

Author: Ballard J

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Occupational Health at Work June/July 2016 (vol. 13/1) pp25-30

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