Crash Scene Investigation (CSI) Workshop


Workshop Description

The object of any safety investigation is to learn from the mistakes of others so as to prevent future similar events.  Given the highly-coupled and complex nature of the aviation industry, these investigations are inherently multifaceted (i.e., examining weather conditions, human factors, aircraft systems). 

Adapted from the highly successful CSI workshop developed by the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), this one-day workshop will unravel the causes of a fatal Canadian accident.  Through “reverse engineering” we will gain an understanding of the systemic connections between human behaviour and features of the tasks and tools that the people worked with, and of the operational and organisational environment in which they carried out their work.  The premise of the workshop is that if you really understand the evolving situation in which people's behaviour took place, you will better understand the behaviour.  Only then can you truly learn for the mistakes of others.


Learning Outcomes


Over the day we will examine topics such as:



Understanding the early warning signs of disorientation


Learning how visual and sensory illusions can work against you


Improving weather interpretation and self-briefing skills


Sharpen your in-flight decision making abilities


Know how to maximise your chances of survival and rescue if you are involved in an accident

Who should attend?

This workshop is primarily aimed at Private and Commercial pilots; however an advance workshop is available for ATPL pilots and airline dispatchers in other areas (e.g., icing, thunderstorms, low level wind shear).



Workshop Duration, Location and Tuition

Workshop Duration: 1 day.

Fee: $400.00 USD

Location: Various locations – In-house available.

All Dutcher SMS courses can be delivered to your offices and tailored to your organisation's needs. If you have a group of 5 or more individuals for this course, please contact us and we will provide you with information about bringing this course to your offices at a time convenient for you and your staff. For courses delivered in the United Kingdom, all prices are in UK Pounds (GBP).  For courses delivered in all other European countries, all prices are in Euros. For delivery in other countries, please contact us.


Regular Facilitator:  John Dutcher


For More Information

Download  Brochure:

Crash Scene Investigation (CSI) Workshop (61kb)

Related Course Downloads:

Weather Risk Management (62kb)

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Last Updated: 10 Apr 0