Turkish Airlines – again!

A Turkish Airlines Captain has resigned following a botched landing at Brussels a few days ago when he scraped both engines on the runway. No one was hurt.

It is unfortunate that the pilot decided to resign immediately. Even pretty obvious examples of pilot error are rarely as simple as they might appear. To put it bluntly, well-run airlines have far fewer examples of pilot error than badly-run airlines.

Turkish Airlines appears to have had a string of relatively minor incidents (“minor” in that there were no injuries) which suggest that the airline’s accident-prone past is not yet buried.

The airline has revamped its logo, cabin standards and general passenger service – maybe now is a good time to have a thorough overhaul of pilot training and supervision.

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