When people hear about an aviation accident in Alaska, they often focus on the crash itself, as well as whether the pilot made an error. However, the real problem may lie at a deeper level. In fact, one recent report points fingers at airline management and a lack of oversight as the real causes of an aviation accident.
Investigators who studied a Cessna crash that occurred in 2013 looked at the big picture, and the evidence they found uncovered a wealth of problems with the airline. Some of the alleged issues inherent within the corporate culture of the airline that operated the Cessna included the hiring of pilots without the proper attitudes toward safety, as well as untrained personnel who made decisions regarding appropriate weather conditions. Most troubling of all is a suggestion by the FAA that this might be a more widespread concern for passengers flying in Alaska.