If you have noticed, a large part of the mishaps and tragedies we hear of these days are plain crashes or malfunctions. The bad part of it is that innocent lives, mostly out to have a vacation or free time have seen their pleasures turn into shambles. In fact, such experiences will forever be in their memory if they come out from it alive.
True enough, many have suffered and died. Recently we have heard of the Spanair debacle and now we see a couple more tragedies that are all caused by aircraft crashes. At this point, you may wonder, who is to blame?
The first people who would come to mind would be the aircraft management and authorities. Assuring that their crafts are safe and ready to travel the long stretches using air should always be given premium. But for some reason, there are foul ups like perhaps preliminary technical failures, to which they take for granted. While they can easily lay claim that these situations have been addressed, the real question is that are they good to go?
Having delays is better than encountering tragedy by air. It will be a discomfort but compared to loss of life, which would you choose? The obvious answer is the former and while airlines are concerned about being bugged, maybe a little bit more of care and understanding would be in order. You are dealing with life and life is irreplaceable. Avoid the risk of stealing others lives since you are getting paid for it. Perhaps most airline owners should give this much thought.
Originally posted on August 29, 2008 @ 7:06 pm