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Preflight Inspection Averted Crash

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ab3a
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Re: Vents can't be skipped
ab3a   8/19/2013 8:08:30 AM
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In one of the newslettter reports I had been reading, the tank wall and aircraft skin were one and the same. The tank imploded in flight, changing the shape of the edge of the wing, and seriously affecting aerodynamics of the aircraft. An emergency landing was made and the pilot walked away from the event, perhaps with soiled pants, but otherwise unharmed. 

The cause was later found to be a blocked fuel vent.

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Re: Vents can't be skipped
Cabe Atwell   8/27/2013 2:04:19 PM
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After watching a ton of Air Disasters episodes, it's not uncommon for the tiniest of issues to become full-fledged problems. Even a faulty indicator light has brought down aircraft, which is frightening.

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Re: Close attention pays off
William K.   9/1/2013 10:39:16 PM
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KGround, there is a fundamental fatal flaw in the very concept of self driving cars not needing attentive and competent drivers, which is that those smart cars will never be able to handle all possible exceptions. Instead, they will do stupid and unsafe things, like stop in the fast lane at night, or swerve to miss a suitcase that falls into the road, and right into a slowwer moving truck. So a self driving car might make the poor driver a bit less agravating some of the time, and possibly safer much of the time, but NEVER both all of the time.

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