Concorde AF 4590: Slaps on the wrist all 'round


#1

bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11923556
abc.net.au/news/stories/2010 … 086278.htm


#2

OK, all those who didn’t see this conclusion coming ten minutes after the suit was filed raise your hands.

All right class, I want you to look at all those with their hands up and remember to NOT include them in any of your study groups.


#3

So a French court decides a US airline is to blame and “also found three French aviation officials not guilty”.

Quel surprise :angry:


#4

We should find those who certified the ATR-72 guilty for Roselawn considering the FAA trusted the French when they certified the icing conditions for the aircraft.


#5

Air France knew that a rupture of the fuel tank could happen from FOD before this happened. In fact, there was a proposal to install kevlar on the lower wing surface that was rejected and then, after this accident adopted.


#6

Correction, the Kevlar is installed in the fuel cell. A 1989 fuel tank rupture at Dules lead to a recommendation on the kevlar and tire changes back then and it was ignored, until the 2000 accident. Why doesn’t the press mention this?


#7

(a) Because they’re reporting specifically on the outcome of the lawsuit;
(b) Because being an aviation story, the more paragraphs they print, the bigger the chance of screwing things up.

Choose one.


#8

Slaps on the wrist all 'round. . .unless, of course, you’re French.