Reply To: Is Air India Safe: Pilots Put Newspaper Over Windshield

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VintageKrug
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The above post is seriously misinformed.

The comparison between the few days of industrial action unsupported by the majority of cabin crew and these serious, systemic safety issues is nonsensical.

Any pilot will tell you it is essential to have outside visibility, even at night.

There is always the possibility of traffic in the vicinity, and even at night an example of the need to see out would be the BA9 St. Elmo’s Fire incident over Indonesia, which especially relevant in current circumstances:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Airways_Flight_9

Placing a chart on a windshield is entirely different from blocking visibility with newspaper.

And that was the least of the safety concerns cited as prevalent in many Indian airlines.

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