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Old 28th Oct 2007, 07:00
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Where I am hoping you will arrive prospector, amongst others, is an understanding that people involved in incidents/crashes that know they are facing punitive discipline of whatever form will withold vital information in the hope of protecting themselves from worse. Human nature. We all do it.

The whole idea of aircraft crash investigations is to understand all the underlying causes, with the intent of improving systems wherever necessary: cockpit, training, SOP's, ATC, ground, documentation, cultural... the list goes on- or any combination of those systems/factors, with the intent of (hopefully) preventing that same crash occurring again.

That is where the 'no blame' culture is headed. It does not advocate no punitive action in cases of gross misconduct or criminal intent. It does advocate suspending judgement until all the facts are in and assessed by an appropriately professional body.
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