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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.
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Re: 1000CR - Pilot mistakes [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2007, 10:47
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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.


Seems a very straight forward D. The argument assumes that one of the objectives of the investigation is to prevent future accidents.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2007, 11:07
D it is.

I chose A first but even if pilot error is a reason investigators would still have to carry out their job...Hence it doesn't affect the argument.

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Re: 1000CR - Pilot mistakes [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2007, 15:43
D. :roll:
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2007, 19:58
OA is D
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2007, 21:13
I fell for A :(
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