A version of this article appears in the August 25 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology. The world’s flight safety community has been badly hurt in the last few weeks by accidents that took nearly 750 lives. In this unprecedented psychodrama, long before final investigation reports are completed, it is obvious that technical issues are not the only cause. At the same time, it would not make sense to solely accuse human factors; we all share responsibility in a wide-ranging ...

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