Re: 501 crash info.-Bridge Realignment? Thanks, I thought I'd heard or seen that....
Author: Bob Williams
Date: 12-23-2017 - 22:17

I understand the engineer was in violation of the rules, but that is no consolation for passengers badly injured or dead, and a bunch of torn up equipment.

Obviously the rules haven't been enough to prevent wrecks. I think the industry needs to recognize that human error is inevitable, and take steps to make really big mistakes less likely. Lit-up signs at the approach to slow curves would help, and would be a lot cheaper than PTC.

Aircraft have stall warnings and terrain proximity warnings which are needed only when the crew screws up. The US airline industry averages 87,000 flights per day and hasn't had a fatal crash in the last 7 years.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  501 crash info. Dave Wells 12-22-2017 - 22:10
  Re: 501 crash info. Max Smart 12-22-2017 - 22:27
  Re: 501 crash info. ex-BN 12-22-2017 - 22:45
  Re: 501 crash info. Trackman 12-22-2017 - 23:28
  Re: 501 crash info. trackwalker 12-23-2017 - 07:09
  Re: 501 crash info.-Bridge Realignment? Thanks, I thought I'd heard or seen that.... BOB2 12-23-2017 - 08:13
  Re: 501 crash info.-Bridge Realignment? Thanks, I thought I'd heard or seen that.... LAS 12-23-2017 - 09:35
  Re: 501 crash info.-Bridge Realignment? Thanks, I thought I'd heard or seen that.... Ed Workman 12-23-2017 - 12:43
  Re: 501 crash info.-Bridge Realignment? Thanks, I thought I'd heard or seen that.... Bob Williams 12-23-2017 - 14:45
  Re: 501 crash info.-Bridge Realignment? Thanks, I thought I'd heard or seen that.... tundraboomer 12-23-2017 - 15:49
  Re: 501 crash info.-Bridge Realignment? Thanks, I thought I'd heard or seen that.... Bob Williams 12-23-2017 - 22:17
  Re: 501 crash info.-Bridge Realignment? Thanks, I thought I'd heard or seen that.... Graham Buxton 12-24-2017 - 06:40
  Re: 501 crash info.-Bridge Realignment? Thanks, I thought I'd heard or seen that.... Ark 12-24-2017 - 09:12
  Re: 501 crash info.-Bridge Realignment? Thanks, I thought I'd heard or seen that.... Bob Williams 12-24-2017 - 09:30
  Re: 501 crash info.-Bridge Realignment? Thanks, I thought I'd heard or seen that.... Steve Carter 12-23-2017 - 19:27
  Re: 501 crash info.- Is the new round trip still running ??? George Andrews 12-24-2017 - 20:17
  Re: 501 crash info.- Is the new round trip still running ??? Steve Carter 12-26-2017 - 19:13


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