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Pilot Responsability  
User currently offlineRadimz From Czech Republic, joined Dec 2006, 8 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1698 times:

Hi guys, I have one question: If the pilot causes a damage of "his/her" airplane (tail strike, runway overrun, damage caused by very hard landing...), what does the airline do with the pilot? I mean, the airline does want the pilot to pay the damage (is there any insurence for these cases?) or is there any kind of sanctions for the pilot? I suppose that there is, but I have only some very very general ideas about that.
Many Thanks

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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

Quoting Radimz (Thread starter):
I mean, the airline does want the pilot to pay the damage

I don't think it is realistic, or legal in the U.S.A., to expect the pilot to pay for any damage he causes to his aircraft. Keep in mind that even a very minor mishap could easily cost more then the pilots entire salary for a year.

User currently offlineCosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2267 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1658 times:

You won't be liable for the cost of the damages BUT if it was caused from deviation from co. policy, a/c manuf. limitaions or FARs then you'll probably be terminated.

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