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Is anyone as furious as I am about the pilots in the Buffalo crash lacking appropriate training for the situation?

Asked by skfinkel (13478points) May 13th, 2009

How dare the airlines allow inexperienced, tired, untrained pilots risk (and destroy) so many lives? This is an inexcusable “accident.” http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/13/nyregion/13crash.html?_r=1&hp

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Dog's avatar

Ultimately it is the responsibility of the airline to train their pilots. This tragedy is inexcuseable. Personally I do not blame the pilot and find reports that blame him to be misleading.

kevbo's avatar

Given that a vocal 9/11 widow was on the flight, I’m not putting much stock one way or the other in the official explanation.

BookReader's avatar

…it cuts both ways…there is enough blame to go around… I’m for learning from the tragedy, making needed adjustments, and moving on…

skfinkel's avatar

@kevbo hmmm, interesting. She wasn’t the only national/international figure on board, either. A chilling thought.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

Hopefully this tragedy will force the industry to adopt some new measures that will keep things like this from happening.

jrpowell's avatar

It can always be worse.

YARNLADY's avatar

I don’t see any point in wasting my time getting angry over something I have no control over. If it really concerned me, I would join a letter writing campaign to get it changed in the future, but in my experience getting furious about something is just detrimental to my health.

skfinkel's avatar

@YARNLADY Very Zen of you. I like it. But I don’t think I am capable of it. On the other hand, this anger will probably make me write a letter or do something, so it does serve some purpose. But I appreciate your angle on this.

cak's avatar

I have a cousin that has worked in the airlines industry for over 25yrs now. I wish I could say that I was surprised to learn the details of this, but I’m not. It’s sickening to me that people take such risks with other people’s lives. The passengers are numbers, not lives, not anymore.

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