Idea:I discovered a great data set on Kaggle today that really hit close to home for me. On the off chance that you haven't leisurely perused my bio section just yet, let me save you from a few moments of time spent: I have a background as a Flight Engineer on the Orion P-3 aircraft, gained while serving in the US Navy for 8 years.
So imagine my surprise when I found data relating to aircraft- although it is a somber context, it was also really awesome to go back to my flying days for a moment. During our training, we would learn about various types of aircraft crashes and what went wrong. Then we would discuss what we would have done differently and the lessons learned from the crash. This training was quite extensive and very important. You remember that pilot who landed the airplane in the Hudson River like a superhero? Hello, previous military training. (And maybe his 30+ years of aviation experience after the military helped, but it was mostly the military training.) Nevertheless, it is not an understatement to say that the knowledge of previous aircraft crashes and potential cause/effect/correction is a HUGE necessity in the world of aviation.
This data set was great to stumble upon given my previous career in flight, and I was eager to gain more insight into the history of aircraft crashes around the world. My idea was to take the existing data set and build something that could give viewers insight about various aircraft crashes. I wanted this project to be something that could be used by any person or organization to view and potentially learn from others' mistakes.
This data viz is dedicated to those who have lost their lives in flight and their families.
Insight:This data visualization can be used to gain a lot of insight and information about aircraft crashes over the last 100 years. Let's explore the data below.
Project:This project idea came to me after coming across a great data set found on Kaggle.com from Sauro Grandi. (Thank you, Sauro, you are amazing.) I saw a great chance to analyze various aircraft crashes and discover if there were any patterns or insight related to the casualties caused by aircraft crashes.
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