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January 20, 2004

The Parker-Hannifin Verdict: 4 Million Mistakes... And Counting

A Triumph Of Emotion Over Evidence The aviation world was dealt several tough blows last week as a CBS News report relied on hysteria and half-truths to publicize a non-existent danger, while a St. Louis jury clobbered an airframe supplier (Parker-Hannifin) for having it's equipment on board an aircraft that crashed in a tragic spatial disorientation accident. We've said as much as we need to, for the moment, on CBS' lackluster journalistic standards, but the Parker-Hannifin case really needs to ne examined, carefully and objectively. The fact of the matter is that this case should never have been allowed to go to trial. The evidence simply did not support the case. Period. In various criminal/legal enterprises, Judges and Lawyers are required to show

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (01.20.04)

"A lot of people would panic, but you do need to relax to do the correct thing." Source: Bob Justman commenting how he survived a ditching in his RV-8 about 60 miles from the coast of Oahu. A Coast Guard civilian volunteer who flies over Hawaii's waters in his own plane, Justman said he learned valuable information two weeks ago from a Coast Guard training course on emergency procedures. This training proved quite valuable after his aircraft lost engine power over the open water.

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