Frontline To Discuss Colgan Air Crash
The Buffalo News reported today that “Flying Cheap,” which will air on WNED-TV in Buffalo at 9 p.m. tonight which features interviews with three former pilots with Colgan Air who voice their complaints about the company’s operations and their potential impact on safety. The program will discuss safety issues with Colgan that existed long before the Clarence plane crash.
Quoting congressional investigator Clay Foushee regarding the crash, the article stated “It’s become the symbol of everything that’s wrong with the [airline] industry….For this decade, it is the watershed accident.”
This program will examine Colgan’s priority of placing profits over safety concerns, in addition to inadequate pilot training and fatigue issue. Regional airlines now account for more than half of all commercial flights and therefore the concern for the safety of regional airlines should be grater than ever.