The Tragedy of Air India Express Flight IX812.

Winner of the prestigious Cecil A. Brownlow Publication Award for 2014, awarded by the Flight Safety Foundation, for significant contribution by journalists to aviation safety awareness, this is a true story. All the incidents and events depicted herein are dramatizations of actual events that have occurred and are based on official investigation reports issued by the relevant government authorities for information, and use of the public.

Through laser focus on the Accident to Flight IX812, and discussing many other major and minor accidents in Aviation and other high-risk

industries, the book covers a lot of ground into Human Factors. It explains why humans err, and how to classify the errors. It goes on to explain how to manage behavioral changes when they become necessary.

The readers will be able to use the information contained herein to remain safe and ensure that accidents do not happen, but only remain Waiting…To Happen!


“Capt. Kohli focused his book on understanding and explaining the causal factors of the crash, rather than sensationalizing it or assigning blame. He highlighted areas of improvement in hopes of preventing the next accident and for these reasons it is a privilege to present him with the Brownlow award.” 

“Easy and exciting to read, this book shows how disasters could have been easily avoided if all professionals along the line had fulfilled their duties. It is a must to anyone who has any level of responsibility in a high-risk industry and doesn't want to just wait for disaster to happen.” 

“I found the book of Captain Kohli very interesting, well written and above all extremely useful for everyone involved in safety-critical systems.” 

“From the very beginning it is apparent there has been extensive research into writing this book. The book covers a lot of ground in human factors, and it does so with a laser focus on one of the most recent accidents in Indian aviation history. This book is a must read for all aviation professionals, enthusiasts, managers, regulators and, above all, bureaucrats. The author also highlights the role of management of safety by aviation operators by telling the story of obscure accidents which are lost in the noise of the bigger ones across the world” 

“I really enjoyed the book and your insights to the accidents. I liked your comparison to Dryden Air Ontario. When TC first mandated Human Factors training for Engineers in Canada that accident was a core study case ... What I thought was excellent in the book was that you highlighted both the similarities to the accident causal factors but the differences in the follow up to the event. The comparison of a management system of an airline to soccer team was great. It highlights the “blame the pilot” to the same likeness as blaming the goaltender. Most people can watch a match and see where errors are being made including off the pitch. Yet with aviation there is still a tendency to blame the pilot. Once again Sam great job.”