quote: Keep in mind that NASA isn't doing this.
quote: After conducting an $8.5 million safety project that revealed safety problems
quote: Who cares about near misses... how many near misses have YOU had on the roads driving?
quote: The raw numbers speak for themselves, commercial flying is the safest mode of transport in the world.
quote: I would argue that perhaps not releasing the report could be more costly in the long-term, if it means bad systems will remain in place and an otherwise avoidable crash will happen. Yeah. That would be bad for profits, no? Especially if it stems from a problem uncovered in this report.
quote: Publishing the data could have damaged the "public's confidence in airlines and affect airline profits," said Thomas Luedtke, senior NASA official.
quote: Usually, if it just hits one or two engines the jet is ok (as long as it is one engine on both sides) even though typically the engine catches on fire, and shreds to pieces in the inside, in most cases.
quote: Needless to say the plane that got cleared sheered the top half of the other jet.
quote: They "don't get paid enough" to worry.