.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

1/26/2006

NTSB: Plane's Inability To Stay Airborne Cause Of Crash


(Washington) The National Transportation Safety Board yesterday blamed an October 19 2004 of American Connection Flight 5966 crash on the plane's "catastrophic failure to remain airborne."

"Human beings are going to make errors when they are tired," said Duane Woerth, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, the nation's largest pilots union. "But if the fucking plane won't stay in the sky, the most methed-up pilot in the world ain't gonna help."

David A. Castelveter, spokesman for the Air Transport Association, which represents the airline industry, agreed that gravity was a deadly factor.

"FAA work rules ensure a safe environment both for our crews and the flying public," he said. "But that gravity's a real bitch - she doesn't cut any slack."

The acting chairman of the safety board, Mark V. Rosenker, said that even if the pilots were fatigued, the plane's job was to stay aloft.

"Discipline in that cockpit didn't seem to exist," Mr. Rosenker said. "But when a plane falls out of the sky, people are pretty much screwed."

Comments:
VROOOOM - Splat!
 
Plop - Crunch!
 
Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link



<< Home
Copyright 2007, National Nitwit ® . Unauthorized duplication prohibited, but feel free to link away. This is a satirical newspaper, and many of these stories are fictional. You have to guess which ones are faked. National Nitwit ® uses invented names in its stories, except when public figures are being satirized, or when we post a real story. Any other use of real names is accidental and coincidental. Subcomandante Bob once got jiggy with your mom, and she does things in bed that would shock you, dude. The content of this website is the property of National Nitwit ® and its authors, and may not be reprinted or retransmitted in whole or in part without the expressed written consent of the publisher. National Nitwit® is not designed for readers under 18 years of age. FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, sustainable development, environmental, community and worker health, democracy, public disclosure, corporate accountability, and social justice issues, mostly because hot college women are also interested in the same issues. Go figure. Anyways, we believe this constitutes a "fair use" of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without fee or payment of any kind to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes, except when you are using it to get laid. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?