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Remaining Focused

After three deployments to Iraq, I saw a trend developing in my unit. During the last 30 days of each deployment, we had an accident. What was causing this to happen — complacency, nerves, ego or just plain bad luck?

Falling into a Trap

On the way down, I reached up and grabbed onto my little yellow handholds in the crew window. Before anyone could say anything, we were on the ground. The aircraft came down and forward for a short distance, then made a rapid turn to the left.

  • 6 August 2023
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From Focus to Fixation

As an aviator, I focus strongly on completing my mission. However, I can never become so focused on one task that I let slip the other things necessary to completing the mission safely. When the mission ends, I want to climb out of an aircraft — not be dragged from its wreckage.

  • 30 July 2023
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Stay Aware in Your Backyard

I was stationed at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, in the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade when I had an incident during a day training mission I’ll never forget.

  • 23 July 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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An Eye-Opening Mishap

The controls that were implemented following this mishap proved to be successful and corrected the safety indiscipline within the organization. Since then, the unit has recorded an estimated 400 flight hours with no new mishaps. This also shows that even though mishaps are regrettable, they can be an eye-opening moment that gives you an opportunity to improve operations in a safe manner.

  • 16 July 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 337
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It Can Happen

As a young, thrill-seeking, soon-to-be Army aviator getting ready to start flight school, I did the stereotypical thing and bought a motorcycle. I’d ridden dirt bikes only a handful of times growing up and thought a street bike wouldn’t be much different. Eager to get on the road and start riding with friends that already had motorcycles, I signed up for the required Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic RiderCourse (BRC).

  • 16 July 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 159
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