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Accident Cause: Cost Cutting

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Cost-Cutting Led to Deaths of 14 British Crewmen, Report Finds
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/29/world/europe/29nimrod.html?_r=1&emc=eta1&pagewanted=print
His principal conclusion was that cost-saving measures . . . were at the root of the crash . . . the report said the 1998 defense review had introduced “a shift in culture and priorities” . . . substituting “business and financial targets” for “functional values such as safety and airworthiness.”

The report quoted one senior Royal Air Force officer as having told the inquiry that while concern for air safety had been a major criterion for promotion up to the 1990s, under Labour policy “you had to be on top of your budget if you wanted to get ahead.”
The state of U.S. airline industry in 2009. Get ready for more "cost cutting" incidents.
 
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