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Space Shuttle Challenger disaster 1986

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  The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred on January 28, 1986, when Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members. The spacecraft disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of central Florida, United States, at 11:39 a.m. Disintegration of the entire vehicle began…

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Deepwater Horizon a Case in Risk Management

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  “The companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill made decisions to cut costs and save time that contributed to the disaster” National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling Introduction The Deepwater Horizon was a 9-year-old semi-submersible mobile offshore drilling unit, a massive floating, dynamically positioned drilling rig…

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Extract from Haddon Cave Report into the loss of RAF Nimrod XV230

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Executive Summary Introduction The extract below is taken from the Haddon Cave report into the accident leading to the loss of the Nimrod XV230 in Afghanistan. It is crown copyright and the full report is available from http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/hc0809/hc10/1025/1025.asp Loss of XV230 1. RAF Nimrod XV230 was lost on 2 September 2006 on a mission over…

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