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Instead of blaming an airline accident on pilot error, [#permalink]
28 Jan 2005, 14:00
100% (01:09) correct
0% (00:00) wrong based on 3 sessions
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.
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.
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.