Wednesday, June 14, 2006
C-5 Accident Investigation Complete - Pilot Error Is On The Rise
Remember the C-5 Accident at Dover AFB a couple of months ago? Well the final report is in, and it doesn't look good for the crew. Turns out the pilot and co-pilot screwed up big time, and they're very lucky that their hundred million dollar mistake didn't take anyone's life.
The more important thing, which isn't mentioned in the article, is that there have been more aircrew mistakes over the last year than usual. Not sure if it's due to the influx of younger pilots or exhaustion from task/mission saturation, but it's happening and it is costing the Air Force a lot of time, money, and aircraft.
I hope the USAF Safety Center is looking into the increase in mishaps. Someone's gotta look out for us.
posted by El Capitan at 10:03 AM