Monday, January 16, 2006

Some Jobs Really Suck

Job related hazards exist in every occupation ... especially airports. Apparently, a mechanic was sucked into a jet engine of 737-500 during a routine engine check before takeoff. Although this tragic scenario probably could have been avoided from multiple points of view, I would like to offer a different perspective. What REALLY scares me, is the fact that not one person bothered to look out the window before winding the engines up. The cockpit crew is responsible for the 114 passengers and 5 crew members aboard ... not to mention the thousands of people they fly over everyday. These pilots are trained to fly across the world in all kinds of weather with the finest navigation equipment available ... but forget to look outside before testing an engine. Now it makes sense why the FAA mandates all commercial flights have cockpit voice recorders (black boxes) ... to weed out the bad apples.


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