Friday, July 29, 2011

Future Flying Coffins

Both the air crashes involving Air France aircraft which plunged in to Atlantic Ocean and the Polish aircraft which was carrying the President which was plunged on to the ground are now being partly blamed for pilot errors.

Sadly none survived in both the crashes.

The errors the pilots have alleged to have been made should have been part of their mandatory training and re-training.

If they have been excluded in their training, then the governing bodies of both IATA (International Air Transport Association) and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) should be held directly responsible for failing to unearth and correct weak and faulty links in the pilots’ training during their audits.

If such exclusions are merely for monetary advantages, and then the operators too should be held responsible for voluntary man-slaughter and breach of contract.

At the moment, the air transportation is the safest mode of transportation but if the corners are cut to save money then who would like to get into a flying coffin in future.