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MISHAP

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An early system on the IBM 1130.

[Listed in CACM 2(5):16, May 1959].
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"And yet thine, Sancho," replied Don Quixote, "ought to be used to such squalls; but mine, reared in soft cloth and fine linen, it is plain they must feel more keenly the pain of this mishap, and if it were not that I imagine- why do I say imagine?- know of a certainty that all these annoyances are very necessary accompaniments of the calling of arms, I would lay me down here to die of pure vexation."
If our mishap were one of those that are cured with a couple of plasters, it would not be so bad; but I am beginning to think that all the plasters in a hospital almost won't be enough to put us right."
"No more of that: pluck strength out of weakness, Sancho, as I mean to do," returned Don Quixote, "and let us see how Rocinante is, for it seems to me that not the least share of this mishap has fallen to the lot of the poor beast."
It never hurt him, however, and Dorothy would pick him up and set him upon his feet again, while he joined her in laughing merrily at his own mishap.
After her first burst of disappointment Joan began to take the mishap as she had taken Tess's original trouble, as she would have taken a wet holiday or failure in the potato-crop; as a thing which had come upon them irrespective of desert or folly; a chance external impingement to be borne with; not a lesson.
"Has your husband told you about the mishap, Mademoiselle la Boudraque?"
The matrimonial mishap looked down at me with almost canine intelligence in his face.
Fatigue--Always a Threat behind the Wheel: Fatigue continues to injure and kill our Sailors and Marines in PMV mishaps. We receive a steady stream of single-vehicle, ground-mishap reports where drivers have drifted off the road or failed to negotiate a turn and struck trees, parked cars and other roadside obstacles, usually with disastrous results.
In general, it is not the material condition or maintenance of aircraft that leads to most aviation mishaps. Human error continues to be the major factor that results in aviation mishaps, and some of those human errors are made by maintainers (note that aircrew error occurs much more often than maintenance error).
Looking at this year's aviation mishaps though, I'm compelled to come up with a different adjective to put in front of the word "mishap" that more accurately describes exactly why these mishaps should have never happened.
In our last installment of this series, we will look at the similarities of this event to an Air Force mishap that also expressed concerns with deficiencies in training and certifications and tragically claimed the lives of four Airmen, in hopes that we can learn from and apply the lessons of both mishaps to mitigate similar risks in the future.
Aviation Class A flight mishaps 12 6 10 Shore/ground Class A mishaps (including motor vehicle) 14 5 7 Afloat Class A mishaps 8 2 5 PMV fatalities 73 28 37 Off-duty recreational fatalities 22 5 10 FY05 through 02 Feb 05 USMC (a) indicates less than 24% of goal; (b) indicates 34-66% of goal; (c) indicates 67% or more FY04 Total FY05 To Data FY05 Goal of goal.