A working hypothesis on the aborted SFO taxiway landing. It is too early to assume that corrective action based on early judgment will fix the problem.
These individuals will exercise the judgment, leadership, vision and passion for safety needed for our profession’s future.
Which entities are most culpable in the deaths of these two accidents? Perhaps NTSB is pressured not to declare accidents as having medical causes, when in fact, these accidents were definitively medically caused.
The NTSB released a video and an interactive timeline which chronicles its accomplishments. The past of the NTSB is exemplary, but the forward look is critical to tomorrow’s successes.
These are the people who spend thousands of hours at accident sites and perform forensic research. The Members, too, bring added expertise and judgment. Happy birthday, NTSB!
AOPA’s SVP Jim Coon criticizes NTSB’s approach to GA accident investigation. The answer to AOPA’s complaint may be to involve the SMS quantitative approach.
If Christopher Hart is willing, the Trump Administration would be well advised to nominate Mr. Hart for the Board again or any safety positions within DoT.
A deep investigation of actual operational experience might provide hard data on pilot qualifications. Without proof, the debate over the 1,500 hour criteria will continue on a subjective level.