British Airways Flight Forced to Make Emergency Landing — 4 Comments

  1. Thanks for the great article, Clinton, and for making people aware of the significance of how sleep deprivation affects our lives (and those of others). Personal experience includes: getting lost on my way to a well-known address (like a job), losing and then finding my hammer in the refrigerator after putting it down briefly to answer the phone (seriously!), forgetting the name of a person I see nearly every day and have known for decades, difficulty completing simple, routine tasks (nothing as important as fixing a problem on an aircraft), etc. AND all of these experiences occurred while still relatively young. Sleep deprivation is dangerous in so many ways…

    • Thanks for these great everyday examples of how fatigue can affect us. Awareness is key, the more we pay attention to these fatigue related performance issues, the more, I hope, we take action to reduce the risks!


  2. I recently took a Fatigue course with Clinton who was effective and exceeded my expectations. The fact that humans frequently hide that they are fatigued, and accept the fatigue, makes our jobs dangerous and it is more frequent then we think. The course will help to evaluate personnel after an incident and/or accident in our organization (DND). This new concept will have to be on the first line of evaluation of each incident in the Military, this will make our investigation as Flight Safety Reps more relevant in many cases. Thank you Clinton for opening our eyes on the subject of sleepiness for inclusion in our accident reports.

    F.Lanouette – Flight Safety Representative – Aircraft Structure Technician

    • Thank you M. Lanouette. Understanding whether fatigue may have played a role in an accident or incident will improve your safety management system, without a doubt.