<XML><RECORDS><RECORD><REFERENCE_TYPE>3</REFERENCE_TYPE><REFNUM>7813</REFNUM><AUTHORS><AUTHOR>Holloway,C.M.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Johnson,C.W.</AUTHOR></AUTHORS><YEAR>2004</YEAR><TITLE>Distribution of Causes in Selected US Aviation Accident Reports Between 1996 and 2003 </TITLE><PLACE_PUBLISHED>In N. Welch and A. Boyer (eds), Proceedings of the 22nd International Systems Safety Conference, International Systems Safety Society, 2004 </PLACE_PUBLISHED><PUBLISHER>N/A</PUBLISHER><LABEL>Holloway:2004:7813</LABEL><KEYWORDS><KEYWORD>causal analysis</KEYWORD></KEYWORDS<ABSTRACT>This paper describes the results of an independent analysis of the probable and contributory causes of selected aviation accidents in the United States between 1996 and 2003. The purpose of the study was to assess the comparative frequency of a variety of causal factors in the reporting of these adverse events. Although our results show that more of these high consequence accidents were attributed to human error than to any other single factor, a large number of reports also mentioned wider systemic issues, including the managerial and regulatory context of aviation operations. These wider issues are more likely to appear as contributory rather than primary causes in this set of accident reports. </ABSTRACT></RECORD></RECORDS></XML>