Old 4th Feb 2019, 18:47
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Join Date: Jan 2008
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According to the evening news AAIB will by tomorrow make a decision on recovery of wreckage. I would guess there may be parties who would wish its recovery and others who would not. AAIB`s interest lies solely in safety aspects to prevent re-occurrance. Other parties such as insurers of hull and persons on board may have direct financial interests in the cause(s) of the accident. Those involved in the procurement chain and process may have concerns for any contribution for liability . The families of the victims , besides the tragic loss of their loved ones, may have suffered serious financial loss. Their interest in the cause(s) of this accident is substantial. The CAA would be greatly concerned in their role as a supervisory authority. Particularly given the fact that they may come under the light of public scrutiny and critisizim for permitting so called cost-sharing by PPL holders outside AOC operations and failing to effectively monitor activities within such operations. There is very little doubt that this accident, now featuring the headlines, since the event has attracted public attention. It will not be too long before the Secretary of State for Transport picks up his phone and invites the head of the CAA for a brief chat.
My guess therefore is that it will be a long night for The Chief Inspector at AAIB tonight. What sort of a hole will a recovery op make in his budget and will somebody help to reduce its size.
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