Afriqiyah Airways A330 crash investigation
George's Point of View

The insurers have had months to move this case along. They had months to compensate the families of victims. Have they done so? Word is that they have not.
The one year anniversary of the crash is on May 12.
Look at what we have. No compensation. Look at the debris field. Do we have spoliation of evidence? Common elements like weather wreak havoc on evidence. Just look at what rust does and you have a pretty good idea of the kind of details can be erased by weather. So if the evidence has been defaced by exposure to the elements, how might spoilation of evidence affect the case? No doubt it will result in a series of failed attempts. Failure to secure evidence. Inability to analyze degraded evidence. Obfuscated results.
For crash investigators, fresh evidence can be as easy to read as a book. Waiting until the evidence is unintelligible leaves us with no Rosetta Stone to help us get to the cause. Another missed opportunity to make aviation a little safer. Another missed opportunity to bring closure to the families who were immeasurably damaged by this crash.

Originally posted by George Hatcher on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 at 2:37 am