An Empirical Analysis of the Causes of Air Crashes from a Transport Management Perspective


  • Mobolaji S.Stephens Department of Transport Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, PMB 704 Akure, Nigeria
  • Wilfred I.Ukpere Department of Industrial Psychology & People Management, Faculty of Management University of Johannesburg, South Africa


Aviation has changed into high level of operations technically, administratively and even technologically. This has been made possible with the introduction and manufacture of larger and faster aircrafts that greatly incorporates advanced information management technologies. With increase in the volume of traffic and the demand for air transportation, comes the risk and increase in air crashes. Causes of air crashes have been studied by various researchers and bodies. What this studied did was to examine causes of air crashes from all over the world and analyze them based on the locations of accidents to determine the causes of accidents in different locations. It was observed that certain regions were recorded to have similar causes of accidents and some others were prone to certain causes of accidents. North America had more cases of air crashes over other regions but when compared with the volume of traffic in this region one will understand why they had many more crashes than others. They can be adjudged to be safer than some other regions such as Asia and Africa.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n2p699


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Stephens, M. S., & Ukpere, W. I. (2014). An Empirical Analysis of the Causes of Air Crashes from a Transport Management Perspective. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5(2), 699. Retrieved from

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