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Instead of blaming an airline accident on pilot error, [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2005, 14:00
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Instead of blaming an airline accident on pilot error, investigators should find out why the error was made by analyzing airplane design, airline management, and pilot-training programs. For only then can changes be made to ensure that the same type of error does not recur and cause another accident.
Which of the following is a presupposition of the argument above?
(A) Pilot error is not a contributing factor in most airline accidents.
(B) Airline companies themselves should be the agents who investigate airline accidents.
(C) Stricter government regulation of airline companies will make air travel significantly safer.
(D) Investigators of airline accidents should contribute to the prevention of future accidents.
(E) Most pilots who make errors in flying will repeat their errors unless they are retrained.

Explain the reasons for your answer.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
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Re: Instead of blaming an airline accident on pilot error, [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2005, 14:47
I think it is A.

As he is assuming that pilot error is not the reason.
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Re: Instead of blaming an airline accident on pilot error, [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2005, 15:18
I choose (D).

The auther says the investigaters should do this and that so that no more similar accidents happen again. So he is assuming that the investigater has the responsibility to make sure similar accidents do not happen again.
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Re: Instead of blaming an airline accident on pilot error, [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2005, 00:04
OA is D.
Any reason why E is wrong?
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Re: Instead of blaming an airline accident on pilot error, [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2005, 16:19
The arguement states that pilot error is only one factor in mishaps. In fact there is an implication here that pilot error is used as a scapegoat not to investigate further. Therefore there is no point in retraining pilots if the root cause is something else.
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Re: Instead of blaming an airline accident on pilot error, [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2012, 23:05
IMO A shouldn't be the answer as it says most of the accident is not due to driver...In the passage it is clearly mentioned that some accident can be reduced.
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Re: Instead of blaming an airline accident on pilot error, [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2014, 23:03
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Re: Instead of blaming an airline accident on pilot error, [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2014, 10:57
oa is E I searched fr similar question
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Re: Instead of blaming an airline accident on pilot error, [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2014, 06:43
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Where is the "some" mentioned? However, the correct answer is D.
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Re: Instead of blaming an airline accident on pilot error, [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2014, 00:37
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@ dhirajdas53
Where is the "some" mentioned? However, the correct answer is D.


D is stated, therefore not an assumption.
For E, your supposing that pilot error needs to be addressed on a high level (regulation of how licence issue rules). What if this error was a one time error, and will not happen again? There is no need for such much investigation on part of the insurance company.

I'm not really happy with the questions, and forcing myself to accept E. This is very similar to a MGMAT questions. Not sure what the source of this question is, though.
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Re: Instead of blaming an airline accident on pilot error, [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2014, 18:12
For only then can changes be made to ensure that the same type of error does not recur and cause another accident.

bold letters indicate that investigations leads to prevention of same type of errors ,,

So " E "must be the assumption as it has "Most pilots who make errors in flying will repeat their errors unless they are retrained"
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