Breaking news of yet another air show crash.
Recently we seem to have had a spate of minor fixed and rotary wing crashes in this country.
This will be rated very serious.
I picked up on this as complementary to a very serious dispute which has been brewing for years between the blame game government services and the government air accident investigators who specifically stick to unearthing what happened. Personally I consider the latter do not go far enough, fail to also drive upwards to the regime, managerial.
“Insight – MH370 debris exposes divisions over air crash investigations”
Some degree of change might be sensible, the point seems to be over evidence for criminal prosecution. Now consider the adversarial nature of courts, not supposed to be, in practice is so. The French for example imagine they are honest and fair yet how often does the apparatchik prosecute itself?
I note that since the Glasgow police helicopter crash there seems to have been much less flying at night and over built up areas by the police and air ambulance. Has the message about the dicey nature of rotary wing finally got through?
At airshows, never point at people, this time crashing on a major road. Shades here of a very close call at Eastleigh Airport where a bad weather landing overshot onto the M27 motorway. They were lucky. Been other cases.
These are high management matters. I doubt a move to police style investigation would solve it.
Spells a further tightening of airshow rules as if we hadn’t already learnt.
Post by Tim