Friday, September 01, 2006

Making things more complicated than they are

Former National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Jim Hall says that an $18,000 piece of technology (a cockpit warning system) could have prevented the crash of Comair Flight 5191 in Lexington last week.

Yeah. So could having the air traffic controller actually look out the window of his tower. I wonder how much that would have cost.


Anonymous said...

Of course the pilot paying attention to the big 26 on the runway would have cost nothing. And, the pilot looking at the compass in the cockpit and noticing that it showed 260, whenit should have shown 220 would also have been without cost. So would noticing that the runway you were about to launch from had no lights.

Anonymous said...

Of course with all of the Bush Administraton's domestic cuts the FAA could not have been expected to have a controller who was awake.