Comments on: Two-step approach to preventing the next Germanwings disaster http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/31/two-step-approach-to-preventing-next-germanwings-disaster/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: LetBalanceCome http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/31/two-step-approach-to-preventing-next-germanwings-disaster/#comment-700531 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:54:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39127#comment-700531 I would agree that not letting unstable poopushers be pilots is a great first step.

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/31/two-step-approach-to-preventing-next-germanwings-disaster/#comment-700434 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:43:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39127#comment-700434 “Expanded workplace screenings would need to happen in tandem with privacy regulations for people to seek and receive help without the risk of losing their jobs.”

Isn’t the whole point that this guy SHOULD have lost his job? The title of the article is about preventing the next suicide-pilot disaster. Not making suicidal pilots feel cozy about themselves in a confidential therapeutic setting.

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/31/two-step-approach-to-preventing-next-germanwings-disaster/#comment-699716 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:23:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39127#comment-699716 Psychology is a flimsy science, and unable to predict such behaviors. People can just lie to the psychologists. The solution to this is electronic over-ride from the ground. Don’t allow a co-pilot to lock out a pilot and re-program altitude from 38,000 feet to ground over the alps. We can control drones from half a planed away. Make a drone over-ride option in every commercial plane. It’s not that complicated.

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By: pyradius http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/31/two-step-approach-to-preventing-next-germanwings-disaster/#comment-699310 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:36:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39127#comment-699310 I won’t disagree with changing of culture around mental illness. However, let’s also not lump ‘suicidal’ people in with this lunatic.

Someone who goes off into the woods and takes their own life has a galaxy-wide degree of difference from someone who takes their own life and hundreds of others with him.

Redundancy systems are vastly more effective than some fantastical self-reporting system (which is what we have now) which would never get a psychopath like this to reveal their true intent/nature. Simple common sense practices would have saved 150+ lives. Any system can fail and while the rate of failure on airlines is ridiculously low compared to other ‘risks’ in life, that doesn’t mean we should ignore extremely simple, extremely easy to implement best practices to avoid these situations.

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