Another 911 passes…
I have lost count of how many “911” blogs I have written but i know its been a lot. Every year that I write one, something specific has inspired it. This year, I have been thinking about what a horrible year for aviation it has been.. So many accidents, missing planes, attacks,etc, – every size of aircraft. As a crew member and now a cabin safety instructor, It is really heartbreaking and frustrating to see all of it. Accidents that could have been prevented, terrorist attacks that didn’t need to happen, and government involvement that most of us will never know about, but speculate.
“They say” that it takes 4-7 factors that link up to cause an innocent or accident..a combination of controllable and uncontrollable errors (human error being about half). In the case of 911, so many innocent people lost their lives on planes and on the ground all in the name of evil and hatred and MANY errors.. Could 911 have been prevented too? There are many people that say yes to this. Which makes the situation even more horrible.
So my point of all this is to stress the importance of “the people” to work even harder at prevention, have more situational awareness, and less ignorance. In addition, We can not rely on one person or a small group of people to do this.. it needs to be everyone, in every type of situation. I know I sound somewhat vague but I am purposely leaving it up to everyones personal interpretation.
As tomorrow approaches(09/11/14)-Lets all honor the victims of 911, send condolences to their families, and continue to work as a united country (and world) to prevent another one….
(This year I write from my hotel room in Monaco)
United we stand..
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