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  •  There is seldom one reason (2+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest, BeninSC

    A crash is usually a chain of events, sometimes mechanical, sometimes human, often both.

    At some point someone could have acted to "break the chain" but didn't.

    That's why we do so much human factors training. They realize that errors are going to be made and the key is to "trap" the errors before they compound.

    If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

    by Major Kong on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 08:06:26 AM PDT

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