Charliejag1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 238 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 10635 times:
I also hope he remains in the dark about the accident as much as possible. Of course he will be dealing with it legally for some time, but I hope he doesn't ever remember it. Hopefully he can find another vocation after he has recovered and dug himself out of his hole with the FAA and the courts.
F9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4866 posts, RR: 29 Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 9552 times:
Quoting QFSYD744 (Reply 9): Wasnt he at the helm of the flight at take-off, down the wrong runway?
Yes, but he obviously had no control of steering. Too many ifs involved. I too hope he is able to move on, but how hard it would be to live a normal life after such a tragic incident. This guy is going to need serious therapy. I could never imagine the feelings and emotions he will face for the rest of his life. I am sure he knows what happened, as I would be asking why my leg is missing, and why I would need so many surgeries.
Fanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1588 posts, RR: 5 Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7437 times:
Quoting BNE (Reply 17): If the copilot doesn't remember now about the crash then he is not likely to remember any time in the future.
Having experienced a tragic accident myself, that I don't remember, he probably will never remember the moment of inpact or the the seconds before.
Having said that, it's very possible he'll start remembering right up to the point of inpact. Over the years, I have remembered quite a bit about my bad day, right up to "inpact". A certain smell or the way the sun is on the horizon, and it will trigger my memory of what was happening.
I'm guessing that listening to the cockpit recording will bring a tragic rememberance of what was going on. I think his mind will always keep the worst part of this accident dark, if only to protect him from additional torment.
Remember the most important thing that separates us from animals is our ability to show compassion on one another. Best wishes to him, especially in this terrible time for him and his family.
SWAOPSusafATC From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 118 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7323 times:
I for one hope he flies again. With a prosthetic it is totally possible. I don't know if he will want to or if the FAA will/will not revoke his license but if he can keep it and he recovers and he wants to fly again I would stand behind him and would fly with him. Good luck to him. Don't get me wrong it is a horrible thing that happened but mistakes happen and unfortunately people die.
United787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2499 posts, RR: 2 Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6451 times:
Quoting Wsan581 (Reply 11): Let's hope he never remembers that ill fated day.
I agree that he probably won't ever remember the events of that day, but ... I think if I were him, I would want to remember. He is going to be plagued for the rest of his life with the question of what happened, how did we make that mistake? If he could remember how they made the mistake of taking off from the wrong runway, perhaps then he could eventually come to peace that we are ALL human and we ALL make mistakes no matter how serious the consequences...we are ALL flawed. Just a thought...
Matheus From Brazil, joined Nov 2003, 135 posts, RR: 8 Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6275 times:
Quoting Charliejag1 (Reply 4): Of course he will be dealing with it legally for some time, but I hope he doesn't ever remember it.
No, he wont have any legal issue.
As the Brazil's FAR (RBHA) the investigation propose is not find a guilty (crew), it will just reveal why it happened and how it can be avoid on the future. On theory, the company or the FAA will be made responsible for the accident for not give the proper lessons for the pilots.
The FARs are standerized on almost all first level countries (Brazil included).
Findigenous From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5624 times:
Hey come on you guys, he does not have to remember it, but we KNOW that there was a departure from SOP's, no line-up check, failure to abort takeoff when it was obvious there was confusion about the runway having no lights... If I were him, I too would say I do not remember. It's just a hell of a lot easier than admitting that he too could have saved all those lives. To all of us who fly for a living, it's quite clear what went wrong. There are hardly any excuses to be made here.
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25 AirWillie6475: Another media idiot who doesn't know how to write. I don't think the family included the 49 dead people in the statement. As much as I would like to
26 Flybynight: Actually the memories could come back at anytime. Trama such as that can suddenly spring forward. Or they may never come back. If he was at the contr
27 FRAspotter: The guy is barely conscious and so doped up on drugs/anisthetics from the surgeries that of course he probably can't remember anything. Maybe when he
28 Jonno: Anyone remember the hospital scene at the end of "Deliverance"? Might shed some light on the matter.
29 RichardPrice: If the investigation shows he was negligent, then you can bet your arse that he will end up with many lawsuits filed against him personally (I know N
30 Mason747: That is really sad. I hope he is able to find another career in aviation somewhere where he'll be around the excitment
31 Fanoftristars: Please enlighten us on pilot schedules! If only the unhealthy public knew what goes on with doctor's schedules, we'd never get sick or hurt! These gu
32 JBirdAV8r: Physicians never make critical mistakes? Especially ER docs?
33 TheSorcerer: Depends how much of the leg was amputated. One of my dad's friends lost his left leg below the knee but is ERJ 135/145 chief pilot for a major UK air
34 RichM: Poor guy, well good luck to him in the future.
35 AirWillie6475: Wow, unless you are a regional pilot your statements can not be taken seriously.
36 We're Nuts: My doctor works four days a week and lives on the beach. I picked the wrong career.
37 David L: So he's a beach bum who's a part-time doctor.
38 JFKLGANYC: "Please enlighten us on pilot schedules! If only the unhealthy public knew what goes on with doctor's schedules, we'd never get sick or hurt! These gu
39 APFPilot1985: and you know what they say about those, and yours is especially ripe
40 DashTrash: You can't get used to a schedule that is ever changing and conflicts with your schedule outside of work.
41 777STL: While his schedule may not have been the cause of this accident, regional pilots can have some pretty miserable schedules.
42 Lemurs: Uhh...ever hear of malpractice? Why use a profression where people die due to negligence and mistakes EVERY DAY as your proof that you should have no
43 Fanoftristars: All I'm saying is pilot's schedules don't make them any less safe than any other problems that can happen in their lives (like having a bad headache o
44 HAWK21M: Whats the medical explanation for him not recalling the event. regds MEL
45 DeltaDC9: 1) He suffered a severe blow to the head, and there is still a possibility of permanent damage. 2) The brain does have its own internal defense mecha