bravogolf
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Ntsb News Releases Of MDW Crash

Sat Dec 17, 2005 3:10 am

Does anyone else think that the rapid release of information on the Southwest accident at MDW is highly unusual?
 
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RE: Ntsb News Releases Of MDW Crash

Sat Dec 17, 2005 4:19 am

I think so. I also find it interesting that the first report of the crash was 5 pages deep in the SF Chronicle. Was there really that much interesting news that day?
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RE: Ntsb News Releases Of MDW Crash

Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:45 pm

Perhaps this is because it is a well documented accident. That plane had the very latest and best flight data recorder available. Plus, there are not as many international political considerations that slow things down since it is a domestic flight and the aircraft's manufacturer is based in the US. The NTSB was sure very early on what caused the Egyptair 990 crash but the investigation dragged on in a futile effort to gather enough evidence to convince the Egyptian parties of the truth. Finally, accidents that are smaller in terms of body count and media coverage tend to get solved sooner.
 
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RE: Ntsb News Releases Of MDW Crash

Tue Dec 20, 2005 12:22 am

Another point to make :

They have an intact airplane, and all crew + pax survived.

They have fairly reliable witnesses on the ground.

So often in a NTSB investigation, they are literally pulling small pieces of metal out of a smoking hole in the ground, and the only witnesses they have are radar tapes, and the black boxes (once they stitch them back together).

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RE: Ntsb News Releases Of MDW Crash

Tue Dec 20, 2005 12:27 am

Quoting Bravogolf (Thread starter):
Does anyone else think that the rapid release of information on the Southwest accident at MDW is highly unusual?

No, not all. They are only releasing known, factual information right now. Not the 'causative' reasons which will come after an indepth investigation.
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