Thursday, August 31, 2006

Out of Luck in Lexington

The FAA wasn't meeting it's own standards on the morning that Comair Flight 5191 crashed in Lexington, KY. The FAA requires two traffic controllers, one to monitor the radar and one check traffic on the ground. There was only one. The FAA requires controllers to have eight hours of sleep. That controller had only two hours of sleep.

There had been construction at the airport and the pilot ended up going to the wrong runway for his take-off. If the FAA had followed its own procedures, an air traffic controller would have corrected the pilot error.

But they did not and forty-nine people died as a result.

That's one corner the Bush administration shouldn't have cut in order to have lower taxes.

1 comment:

Sage_Pongo said...

Ok, I’m not a huge fan of Bush or his administration, I in fact disagree with the vast majority of it, but enough is enough. I think that you need to seriously step back and take a look at what you are saying here. Your arguments lose value when they start sounding like blind hate. If there is a word for someone who is a bigot towards the Bush administration then you are dangerously close to that category.