As many members of airliners.net will recall it is well over a year since 77 people lost their lives in the tragic Iran Air Boeing 727 Flight 277 disaster:
Iranair Crash (by cedarjet Jan 9 2011 in Civil Aviation)
Shockingly there has still been NO EXPLANATION by the Iran Civil Aviation Organization into the cause of the crash, and they have remained silent since the incident. The CAO's silence would appear to suggest that they are hoping that the incident will gradually be forgotten about, and conveniently swept under the carpet without any awkward questions being asked or explanations having to be given. One can only feel a tremendous sense of sympathy for the relatives and loved ones of the 77 souls who perished, for there to exist such utter disregard for the value of human life.
With the recent sad and tragic crash of a Bhoja Air Boeing 737-200 in Pakistan, it is reassuring in a way to see that the authorities are taking positive actions to hold to account those ultimately responsible for the airlines operations, and have launched a criminal investigation into the incident:
Lets hope that the Pakistani aviation authorities can quickly identify the cause(s) of this accident and take the necessary preventative measures to reduce any possible safety risks that may exist.
For a person who claims that Iran's aviation standards are on a par with Australia and New Zealand, by remaining silent on the cause of the deaths of 77 people the head of Iran's CAO, Reza Nakhjavani appears to have a very strange way of backing that up:
Iran CAO Chief: We Are On Par With AUS/NZ (by turbofan1960 Apr 7 2011 in Non Aviation)