A Study on Prevention as result of Controlled-Flight-Into-Terrain Accident - Focusing on Guam accident, Mokpo accident, Gimhae accident

Controlled-Flight-Into-Terrain 항공 사고 예방에 관한 연구 - 괌사고, 목포사고, 김해사고 중심으로 -

  • 변순철 (한국항공대학교 항공운항관리학부) ;
  • 송병흠 (한국항공대학교 항공운항관리학부) ;
  • 임세훈 (한국항공대학교 항공운항관리학부)
  • Published : 2008.03.31


The purpose of this study is leading to prevent the major causes of commercial-aviation fatalities about controlled-flight-into-terrain(CFIT) in approach-and-landing accidents. The paper of major analysis for controlled flight into terrain(CFIT) was Guam accident, Mokpo accident and Gimhae accident in commercial transport-aircraft accidents from 1993 through 2002. CFIT occurs when an airworthy aircraft under the control of the flight crew is flown unintentionally into terrain, obstacles or water, usually with no prior awareness by the crew. This type of accident can occur during most phases of flight, but CFIT is more common during the approach-and-landing phase. Ninety-five percent of the Guam accident, Mokpo accident, and Gimhae accident where weather was known involved IMC, fog, and rain. The paper believed that prevention for CFIT accident was education and training for flying crew and upgrade for equipment such as EGPWS, and need more research for professional organizations of airlines, and accomplishing precision approaches should be a high priority.