Grasshopper Posted March 28, 2012 Report Share Posted March 28, 2012 I hope I'm not alone here, but the Oregon court decision to award millions from GE to bereaved families, despite the TSB's clear judgement as to the causes of the Carson S61 multiple fatality seems to defy reason and 'common' sense. So, taking off 1400 lb. overweight and limping along until colliding with a tree is the engine manufacturer's fault? Unclear or inadequate procedures of Carson's played their part, too, but surely the courts have some responsibility to the concept of 'justice,' or does the (ludicrously) presumed wisdom of juries override all? At the very least, pilots better take away from this that, whatever happens, and whatever the realities, the court, and the judge, will do their thing, regardless of hard technical evidence. CYA in advance - not after the fact! I'm no advocate of the airframe and engine manufacturers but, surely, this is a towering example of jurisprudence totally defying justice. 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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