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$400,000 Payouts To Passengers Injured During Qantas Plunge

$400,000 Payouts To Passengers Injured During Qantas Plunge

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Old Jan 1, 12, 1:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Blackadder1402 View Post
Yes people need to be held accountable, that also includes the passengers.
Does that include the guy on his way to the toilets? Should be he held accountable for not having his seat belt on? (Keeping in mind that the seat belt sign was apparently NOT on at the time)
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Originally Posted by docbert View Post
Does that include the guy on his way to the toilets? Should be he held accountable for not having his seat belt on? (Keeping in mind that the seat belt sign was apparently NOT on at the time)
Obviously not , however for those that were seated and chose to remove the seatbelts....
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Old Jan 1, 12, 2:50 pm
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There's also those seated with belt on adjacent to an unbelted pax getting crushed by said unbelted PAX landing on them.
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Old Jan 3, 12, 4:10 am
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Originally Posted by LHR/MEL/Europe FF View Post
suing is vital to ensure there is real financial penalty to the manufacturers, and to make sure that they learn a lesson and don't do it again.
Except for the problem that in an accident like this, this is neither the object nor the consequence of the legal action that's being contemplated. It's just a game of financial blackmail/chicken played against the relevant insurers.
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Old Jan 3, 12, 6:26 am
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suing is vital to ensure there is real financial penalty to the manufacturers, and to make sure that they learn a lesson and don't do it again.
Except for the problem that in an accident like this, this is neither the object nor the consequence of the legal action that's being contemplated. It's just a game of financial blackmail/chicken played against the relevant insurers.
And you don't think that if suddenly this started happening with a few more A330s that Airbus' insurance premiums wouldn't go up?
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Old Jan 3, 12, 6:45 am
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Originally Posted by ryanbryan View Post
And you don't think that if suddenly this started happening with a few more A330s that Airbus' insurance premiums wouldn't go up?
The manufacturer has far more incentives than a few personal injury claims to get the design right.

One of the things that comes out of this accident is just how fault-tolerant the Airbus design is. Despite this one specific (and highly unlikely) failure mode having been overlooked in a design alteration, the effect on the aircraft could not have been more adverse than in this accident, and there could not have been more than two pitch downs in any event (although obviously the crew on the day could not have known that).

Nevertheless, I like even more the way that the crew handled it - quite superb, really.
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Old Jan 3, 12, 7:20 am
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The manufacturer has far more incentives than a few personal injury claims to get the design right.
if this or something similar had happened on resulted and if that event resulted in a hull loss with nearly 500 people on board, the following suit against airbus could easily top half a billion dollars or more.

I fail to see how that is of no incentive.
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Old Jan 3, 12, 8:00 am
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Originally Posted by LHR/MEL/Europe FF View Post
I fail to see how that is of no incentive.
The point is that other incentives are much bigger.

For example, if there was such a major design fault in an aircraft that it caused a catastrophic accident resulting in 500 fatalities, Airbus might be more worried about the loss of revenue if even one prospective customer for a (say) dozen of those aircraft decided as a result to place its order with Boeing instead.

Now balance that against the Montreal hurdles.
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Old Jan 3, 12, 5:55 pm
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so, then...

...... self-fastening seat-belts,
or....

what consequences if tampered with, or defeated ....?
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