Please, please can we get away from this mentality of feeling sorry for SQ because "it's my favourite airline", most of us have NO idea as to how safely this airline conducts it's operations, all most of us will (ever) see of an airline to form a an "opinion" on whether they are "great" or "bad" is the cabin decor IFE et al...poor overall assessment really isn't it??
Whereas drawing conclusions/assumptions as to an airline's overall safety and placing the blame before one knows the ENTIRE FACTS of what occured is not professional, you can never stop people from speculating before the facts are known, it's human nature, although I would agree speculation is ultimately useless, unless it is intelligent, informed, experienced speculation.
What I can't understand, is why people bias themselves and defend an airline of their preference (which they may not have even flown) to such an extent that they start verbally abusing anyone with a slightly different opinion to them. Why?
"Singapore Airlines is a great airline, and thats something that nothing can change because of its excellent history"
That's what I'm talking about. It HASN'T had an excellent history, in fact, SQ has been involved in quite a few incidents which nearly turned into serious accidents, but they were quickly covered up. A few mid-air stalls which went unnoticed, R/W overruns etc.
They are not as squeeky-clean as many here seem to think.
I can't reveal my sources, but GF has had some serious safety problems for quite a while now, the recent accident only highlighted their problems to the public. Same with EK. One of their Airbus' nearly crashed into DXB control tower a few months ago. No one has heard anymore....
We don't neccesarily need to give anyone a break as long as they cover up the facts.
I have nothing to say about the SQ crew on-board SQ006. I wasn't there, I don't know about their training, but I will want to know why it happened.