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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.

Isn't this a very strange question??

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Re: Investigators of airline accidents [#permalink] New post 21 May 2009, 02:16
I will go with D.
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Re: Investigators of airline accidents [#permalink] New post 21 May 2009, 05:20
I will go with A ..
Will explain if it is right choice ..
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Re: Investigators of airline accidents [#permalink] New post 21 May 2009, 07:56
I am debating between A and E.

A seems obvious since the argument is that pilot errors should not be blamed for accidents. But it seems too simple.

Since investigators should look into pilot training programs, it implies that pilots will make the same errors unless the training program is changed and they are retrained.

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Re: Investigators of airline accidents [#permalink] New post 21 May 2009, 10:11
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As I see this questions, the answer to this one should be A..The question states that the "Invertigators" should put more focus on better investigation rather than putting the blame on pilots most of the times...Suggesting that factors other than pilot error should be more significant to the accidents....This very clearly suggested by A...
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Re: Investigators of airline accidents [#permalink] New post 21 May 2009, 20:23
OA is D ( Highlight to see the answer)

I still don't understand the reasoning though.....

Can someone explain??

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Re: Investigators of airline accidents [#permalink] New post 22 May 2009, 01:27
pls pen down your train of thought ..
tkarthi4u wrote:
I will go with D.

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Re: Investigators of airline accidents [#permalink] New post 22 May 2009, 03:43
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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. Neagte this doe not make the argument fall.
(B) Airline companies themselves should be the agents who investigate airline accidents. Not relevant
(C) Stricter government regulation of airline companies will make air travel significantly safer.irrelvant
(D) Investigators of airline accidents should contribute to the prevention of future accidents. Negate this :
Investigators of airline accidents does not contribute to the prevention of future accidents.
Then their is no use of investigations. The conclusion "ensure that the same type of error does not recurcause
another accident." is not valid. Hence i took D

(E) Most pilots who make errors in flying will repeat their errors unless they are retrained.irrelvant

Isn't this a very strange question??

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Re: Investigators of airline accidents   [#permalink] 22 May 2009, 03:43
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