. . . Wednesday May 13, 2009

Buffalo Crash: The Anti-Sully

Reading through the details of the investigation into the February turboprop plane crash just outside of Buffalo is scary. The pilots did just about everything the opposite of what was called for. Some of the details of the behavior is especially chilling, like this line item:

In the minutes before the crash, the pilots engaged in several minutes of conversation that was not relevant to the flight, according to a transcript of their conversation. Such discussions are forbidden while flights are below 10,000 feet under federal law.

Concentration is important!