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# The recent dramatic increase in commuter airline crashes is

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The recent dramatic increase in commuter airline crashes is caused in large part by pilot inexperience. As a major growth industry, the commuter airlines have recently had a great increase in the demand for experienced pilots. It is impossible to define and assess pilot experience, however. For example, someone with 1000 hours of flight experience as an instructor in Arizona, where the weather is good, cannot be compared to someone with 1000 hoursâ€™ experience as a night cargo pilot in the stormy northeastern United States.
The authorâ€™s conclusion that the dramatic increase in commuter airline crashes is caused by pilot inexperience is most weakened by the fact that the author has
(A) argued that it is impossible to measure â€œpilot experienceâ€
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08 Feb 2007, 21:05
I will go for B... author says that demand is more for experienced pilots, however he goes to onto say it is difficult to measure... which is not related...
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08 Feb 2007, 22:23
I think its A. The author says that the crashes are due to inexperience but also says that it is impossible to measure experience.

If it is impossible to measure experience, how did the author determine that the pilots involved in the crashes were inexperienced.
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08 Feb 2007, 23:54
(B) used an example that does not relate logically to the point being illustrated

First author says that most crashes happened due to inexperienced pilots. Then, he proceeds with the statement about increase in experienced pilots recruitment. Example that he gives supports the notion that experience of a pilot cannot be identified. It makes the whole argument invalid. How could he say then that most crashes happened due to inexperienced pilots and that companies hired experienced pilots somehow without actually being able to assess their experience.

Thus, B it is.
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08 Feb 2007, 23:58
I think its A. The author says that the crashes are due to inexperience but also says that it is impossible to measure experience.

If it is impossible to measure experience, how did the author determine that the pilots involved in the crashes were inexperienced.

I am with A too. B does not strengthen the conclusion. It can be irrelevant to conclusion. But I dont think it will weaken the conclusion.
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09 Feb 2007, 00:04
A !
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10 Feb 2007, 04:14
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11 Feb 2007, 03:48
very tough one.

apart from A) and B), E) also looks possible answer to me.
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18 Feb 2007, 09:41
'A'

Author blames on 'inexperienced' Pilot, on the other hand it is impossible to measure experience.
18 Feb 2007, 09:41
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