Training facility gives air crash investigation trainees realistic environment to learn their skills

PRESCOTT, Ariz. – The next generation of aviation crash site investigators are being trained in Arizona. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott has a unique training facility, and it’s one of the most complete crash labs in the United States.

“It’s easier to teach somebody how to do some of this stuff by doing it, rather than telling them how to do it,” said Bill Waldock, Professor of Safety Science at Embry-Riddle.