Tue, Aug 18, 2009
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news,
though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have
a bearing on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves
become future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"Let me make this as clear as I can: our air traffic
controller at Teterboro did his job. We believe he is not
responsible for contributing to this tragic accident and there is
nothing he could have done to prevent it from happening. We respect
the NTSB and we value our participation in NTSB investigations. But
in this case, the NTSB has completely ignored our input, painted an
unrealistic view of the job description of a Teterboro controller
and fueled a public feeding frenzy that unfairly blames this
particular Teterboro controller for not acting to stop the sequence
of events that led to the crash."
Source: NATCA President Patrick Forrey,
commenting on a Friday news release from NTSB concerning the fatal
mid-air collision over the Hudson River August 8th.
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