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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.10.09)

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 issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

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

"The AIB president also found that aircrew distractions, task saturation, reduced cockpit visual cues, failure of the flight crew to cross-monitor each other's performance, the tower's failure to transmit a required reminder, and the crew's inadvertent disabling of the ground proximity warning system alerts contributed to the mishap."

Source: From a USAF investigation into a gear-up landing at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The report's conclusions sound like many others we've heard who have "needed full power to taxi back to the ramp (grin)"... and for a wide variety of aircraft... and therefore we hope that all aviators will check this out and think about their own procedures before their next flight.

FMI: www.af.mil

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