Starship From South Africa, joined Nov 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 14 Posted (14 years 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2204 times:
With reference to the Southwest Airlines 737-300 crash at Burbank, California on March 5, the flight crew have been fired from the airline. Does anyone have any more info on the events that lead to them being fired? Why were they both fired and not just the pilot flying? After an incident like this and the wake-up call they both no doubt got as a result, they would surely now be amongst the safest pilots to fly with?
Jmc777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2110 times:
I don't actually have any idea as to why they were fired. However, the fact that they both were suggests that SOP's were not followed and neither pilot challenged the decisions made by the other, which means that correct Crew Resource Management was not implemented.
I am sure that if everything had preceded as normal in this kind of incident they would not have been fired and I am doubly sure that the pilots union would have intervened.
As for them now being the safests pilots around..........unsure, you never know what kind of lasting effect this could have on someone's mental state.
Rotate777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2033 times:
The captain has been flying for Southwest for 12 years. so I think that is kind of sad. I don't think he should have been fired for that.
The First Officer has been flying with SW since 1996. I also don't think he should be fired. He wasn't the Pilot Flying.