Fri, Oct 15, 2004
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives
from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out
of history that have a bearing on the day's events and
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
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particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves
become future Quotes of the Day.
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"This was an egregious and
preventable accident that raises many safety issues that need to be
addressed. It also was a clearly survivable accident -- as are most
commercial air carrier accidents, and points up the necessity of
strictly following time-tested procedures to maximize passenger
safety in emergency situations."
Source: NTSB Chairman Ellen Engleman Conners,
referring to the ditching of an Air Sunshine flight in July, 2003.
In an uncharacteristically harsh appraisal of the accident, board
members criticized the company, the pilot and what it said was
poor, undocumented maintenance, all of which the NTSB listed as
contributors to the accident. A woman and a four-year old child
died after the aircraft ditched in the Atlantic while on a flight
from Fort Lauderdale to Treasure Cay, Abacos, Bahamas.
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