I totally agree and FULLY endorse your sentiments and I can say that first hand.
I know you quoted my post and I stand by what I said but only because of the way this man is being portrayed.
I accept it is only being said that his actions were contributory to that incident, but the implication is far more character assassinating?
This is just one headline:
Pilot is to blame for F-22 crash in Alaska, Air Force says
Anchorage Daily News click here
Is that right or fair?
Is this what we expect and what about the victim's children when they go to school? There is nowt as spiteful as children and can we even begin to imagine what they are having to contend with? In my humble opinion this could have been avoided quite simply by blaming the defective equipment!
I guess I just feel angry that this type of headline has been allowed... it has been allowed because the USAF used words that they knew would do just that.
They must have known what they were doing when they wrote that report for public release.
They must have known how the media would react.
They must have known the media would 'slaughter' the good name of that pilot.
It smacks of an attempt to sacrifice the good name of a loyal pilot just to cover up an issue they are fully aware of!!!
Many apologies for my response but I would like to think that pilot deserved better...and boy I would like to have words with those that worded that report in the way they have.
No one but no one knows if the pilot suffered any physical symptoms as a result of that DEFECTIVE EQUPMENT
No one knows when or indeed IF this pilot FULLY recovered from any possible effects of that DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT
I accept he tried to recover the aircraft but without being too graphic it very much sounds like his remains have sadly not been recovered which means we will never know just how fully compos mentis this man was solely because of the DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT
that was possibly the direct cause of the pilot needing to taking corrective action which may, or may not have caused him to become either semi-concious or even possibly black out.
did he suffer from deprivation of oxygen? My answer would be 'Yes' but who can say by what degree?
The part of my quote you accidentally left out was:
Originally Posted by glojo
I am not someone that believes in litigation but by crikey
I agree entirely with your sentiments but when someone stabs you in the back in the style they have deliberately encouraged then I just feel those responsible need a 'slap'
Apologies one and all for the emotive post but wrong is wrong and I feel better for saying it