Put simply, I’m not an aircraft crash investigator. And its important to remember that no matter how respected any journalist is, neither are they.
Yes, I’m well aware that just yesterday that I posted an article about a British Airways A320 incident. But that’s a slightly different issue. That was more a case of thinking out loud as to what could have caused the third issue with a BA A320 in the space of a few months. I have no insider knowledge as to why those issues are happening. In the grand scheme of things, that was a relatively minor incident.
And as such, I have no insider information as to why any particular aircraft has had an incident either.
It’s not just lack of knowledge however. It’s out of respect for those involved. Sure, I could look at what facts are out there and make a calculated guess at what happens when an aircraft crashes. But imagine if someone close to one of the victims stumbled across my ramblings? I’m not sure they would feel too comfortable with me taking an educated guess at what happened just for a few more hits.
It’s also a personal thing. I’m usually aware that an aircraft has had an incident. But that’s as far as I go. I don’t tend to delve into the hows or whys. As mentioned at the beginning of this piece, I’m not an aircraft crash investigator, so I have no place to be piecing together what could have happened. I’ll leave that to people who are far more qualified than I am. And trust them to make the relevant changes to prevent any further incidents.
I can’t help feel a little hypocritical by publishing this piece. I mentioned earlier about using aircraft crashes to get website hits. Yet, it’s highly likely this piece will gain a few hits to this site.
And to those who do want to speculate on social media: That’s fine too. You’re entitled to. In this day in age, social media has made freedom of speech easier than ever. It has made it far easier to get your opinions to millions.
Like everything else on this site, this is just my personal opinion.