How Good is a 1960’s Navy Accident Investigation?
It seems that the press is trying to dig up controversy about a couple of plane crashes that John McCain had early in his naval career. The Washington Post article at this link:
is one example.
Being familiar with Navy investigations, I think the question might be …
“How much faith can you put in a 1960’s era investigation that says that “pilot error” was the cause of a crash?
And perhaps another question is…
Is the Washington Post concerned about McCain’s flying ability? Naval safety? Whether naval aviators make excuses for mistakes?
Let’s hope that we aren’t picking a President based on their ability as a 1960’s prop/jet pilot.
Let’s hope we do a better job investigating accidents that a “pilot error” root cause.