Sun, Apr 20, 2008
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
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves
become future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"So... there you have it... no NTSB evidence of an
engine failure, a pilot flying at very low altitude under a low
ceiling and a steep turn to head back to a runway that could not
have been all that easy to find in light of the meteorological
issues, followed by the NTSB's determination of a stall/spin... and
TCM gets to pay $4 million dollars. Is there any doubt as to why
aviation continues to be so expensive and embattled when judgments
like this are rendered with (apparently) little or no
authoritative/supporting evidence? Hmmmmm... "
Source: ANN E-I-C, Jim Campbell's, summary
of a story that puzzled all of us at ANN... where a $4 million
judgment was levied against engine manufacturer Teledyne
Continental Motors despite an NTSB Probable Cause ruling that
specifically laid the cause to a stall/spin induced by pilot error,
and where no evidence was found of an engine failure.
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