Anti_Egyptair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3022 times:
I had beeen finding out about the crash of Egypt Air Flight 990 on the internet and hearing about the lawsuit. They plan to give the money to the people who had relatives in the crash. Do you think they should be giving this money to the families or not? I don't thnk they should, because it was their consequence to choose Egypt Air.
N202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1568 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (15 years 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2933 times:
Please. Give me a break.
No one should *ever* expect an airplane, for any airline, to crash. They do crash, yes, but to say that by flying one takes on the assumed risk of dying in a crash is absurd. Generally speaking, it's either the airline that makes a mistake that causes a plane to crash (ie, pilot error, poor maintenance, poor security), or some outside party (ie, the government, as with the Soviets in KAL 007, or the aircraft maufacturer). The only exception to this, that I can think of, is weather. And even then, you can make convincing cases that the airline should not have chosen to fly in poor weather.
We aren't sure exactly what happened in Egypt Air 990, but we do know that someone's liable for what happened. And as a result, the victims' families should get every last penny that they can.
TEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2889 times:
The Egyptians are trying to come out with different theories that it was a mechanical failure rather than the co-pilot diving the aircraft. In last week's issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology Magazine, Egypt Air was saying it was a mechanical failure with the 767's elevators similar to the problem with the 737's rudder.
AerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2823 times:
I am unsure if the investigation proved it to be mechanical failure. If it was then I believe the airline should pay. If the black boxes had proven that the problem was that the pilot was so devout he threw up his hands and tried to pray the plane back up, I think the airline should pay because they hired a wingnut and failed to do proper psychological assesments of their pilots. Either way, the airline should pay. Their plane, their responsibility.