Breaking the Mishap Chain by P.W. Merlin, G.A. Bendrick, D.A. Holland contains a collection of mishaps involving experimental aircraft, aerospace vehicles, and spacecraft in which human factors played a significant role.

Table of Contents-

Part 1: Design Factors

Chapter 1: “It May Not Be Hooked Up”: Automation Bias,

Poor Communication, and Crew Resource Management
Factors in the X-31 Mishap ............................................................................ 3

Chapter 2: Habit Pattern Transfer During the First Flight
of the M2-F2 Lifting Body .............................................................................. 23

Chapter 3: Pilot-Induced Oscillation During Space Shuttle
Approach and Landing Tests .......................................................................... 33

Part 2: Physiological Factors

Chapter 4: Screening Versus Design: The X-15 Reentry Mishap ................. 55

Chapter 5: Six Million Dollar Man: The M2-F2 Task Saturation Mishap ........ 81

Chapter 6: Almost-Loss of Consciousness in the F-22A Raptor .................. 101

Part 3: Organizational Factors

Chapter 7: Decision Chain Leading to the XB-70/F-104
Midair Collision ............................................................................................... 127

Chapter 8: Mission Management and Cockpit Resource
Management in the B-1A Mishap .................................................................. 143

Chapter 9: Collision in Space: Human Factors in the
Mir-Progress Mishap ...................................................................................... 159