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Bedford and the normalization of deviance

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posted on Dec, 26 2015 @ 11:34 PM
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The full NTSB report of the Bedford Massachusetts Gulfstream IV crash shows a staggering amount of poor crew attitude that is amazing.

According to the report, it was SOP for the crew to not run any of the five checklists required before flight. They failed to remove the gust lock handle that sticks up six inches, between the throttle and flap handle. Hundreds of hours of data and pilot interviews show that control checks were never performed. The crew verbalized a Rudder Limit message and did nothing. There was more, including the pilot flying calling out that he couldn't get takeoff power, but continuing the takeoff.

This was brought about because of a condition where abnormal behavior becomes accepted over time, and considered normal.

www.rapp.org...
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posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 02:24 AM
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Very compelling reading Zaph.

I have seen this in many industries but few have the repercussions that can happen when a pilot stuffs up.

But yes, very gradually, common sense can fly straight out of any window.

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posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 06:43 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

This is about as sensible as cleaning a loaded gun, or testing the sharpness of a blade by running it over ones palm.

These people should not have been in control of an aircraft... Technically speaking, they were not in control of the aircraft when it reached its termination point, but they should never have been allowed to operate a plane with such blatant disregard for proper operating procedures.

What a terrible, stupid, wasteful loss.



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 08:19 AM
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I think this is what is often referred to as natural selection. Hope they hadn't had the chance to reproduce.



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 04:17 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

that is unbelievable i wonder if someone is going to get sued over this seems like allot of F ups and for no good reason. can you imagine if you were a passenger listening to the pilot channel and you hear that hot mess


SCARY!!!!

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posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 04:46 PM
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a reply to: penroc3

Gulfstream is being sued under the premise that the gust lock system shouldn't have allowed that much power to have been applied.



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 06:10 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

The article pretty much says that the pilot bruteforced the throttles, so good luck with that. Come to think of it they will probably settle out of court even though the gust lock performed as advertised, too bad the pilots didn't.




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