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When three Everett-owned Lightning-built airplanes crashes in the same month, the Everett company ordered three new Lightning-built airplanes as replacements. This decision surprised many in the airline industry because, ordinarily when a product is involved in accidents, users become reluctant to buy that product.

Which of the following, if true, provides the best indication that the Everett company’s decision was logically well supported?


(A) Although during the previous year only one Lightning-built airplane crashed, competing manufacturers had a perfect safety record.

(B) The Lightning-built airplanes crashed due to pilot error, but because of the excellent quality of the planes there were many survivors.

(C) The Federal Aviation Association issued new guidelines for airlines in order to standardize safety requirements governing preflight inspections.

(D) Consumer advocates pressured two major airlines into purchasing safer airplanes so that the public would be safer while flying.

(E) Many Lightning Airplane Company employees had to be replaced because they found jobs with the competition.


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When three Everett-owned Lightning-built airplanes crashes in the same month, the Everett company
ordered three new Lightning-built airplanes as replacements. This decision surprised many in the airline industry
because, ordinarily when a product is involved in accidents, users become reluctant to buy that product.
Which of the following, if true, provides the best indication that the Everett company’s decision was logically well
supported?

(A) Although during the previous year only one Lightning-built airplane crashed, competing manufacturers had a
perfect safety record.
(B) The Lightning-built airplanes crashed due to pilot error, but because of the excellent quality of the planes
there were many survivors.
(C) The Federal Aviation Association issued new guidelines for airlines in order to standardize safety
requirements governing preflight inspections.
(D) Consumer advocates pressured two major airlines into purchasing safer airplanes so that the public would
be safer while flying.
(E) Many Lightning Airplane Company employees had to be replaced because they found jobs with the
competition.


A) The first part of this answer could be a logical reason to buy new places but the second part is not. It should not matter if the competition had a perfect record unless they used Lightning-built airplanes. LOL.

B) I agree with the above post because the company must have felt the airplanes were good quality to order more after three accidents in the same month.

C) I do not see how new FAA guidelines for preflight safety would influence the company's decision to purchase new planes after a crash.

D) This answer would not support the company's decision to purchase new airplanes. The consumer advocates should be pressuring Everett because they had three crashes in one month.

E) The question asked for the best indication to logically support the company's decision and employees being replaced would not support it. Employees leaving could affect the production of new airplanes
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Just want to clear a doubt. What if the airlines hired new pilots after the old ones left the job, and the new pilots weren't experienced enough to fly the planes, and this caused the accidents ?? I guess B states the incompetence of pilots more clearly and the explanation I gave here might be a bit too far fetched in the present scenario.
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Just want to clear a doubt. What if the airlines hired new pilots after the old ones left the job, and the new pilots weren't experienced enough to fly the planes, and this caused the accidents ?? I guess B states the incompetence of pilots more clearly and the explanation I gave here might be a bit too far fetched in the present scenario.


Yeah - you are heading down an unnecessary path. The argument wants to know why the company is making a good decision by purchasing the same planes that crashed in the last year. The focus in on the planes. The correct answer suggests that the planes are worth purchasing again because the plane wasn't at fault and in fact the plane was responsible for protecting the lives of the passengers. Stay focused on the key elements of the arguments - it's easy to get sidetracked.

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When three Everett-owned Lightning-built airplanes crashes in the same month, the Everett company ordered three new Lightning-built airplanes as replacements. This decision surprised many in the airline industry because, ordinarily when a product is involved in accidents, users become reluctant to buy that product.

Type - Strengthen
Boil it down - Even though 3 of Lightning airplanes crashed in last month , Everett ordered three new ones as replacements
Pre-Thinking - What if the crash was not due to Faulty airplane design but some other reason

Which of the following, if true, provides the best indication that the Everett company’s decision was logically well supported?
(A) Although during the previous year only one Lightning-built airplane crashed, competing manufacturers had a perfect safety record. Incorrect
(B) The Lightning-built airplanes crashed due to pilot error, but because of the excellent quality of the planes there were many survivors. Strengthens - Alternate cause of crash and survivors
(C) The Federal Aviation Association issued new guidelines for airlines in order to standardize safety requirements governing preflight inspections. Irrelevant
(D) Consumer advocates pressured two major airlines into purchasing safer airplanes so that the public would be safer while flying. Irrelevant
(E) Many Lightning Airplane Company employees had to be replaced because they found jobs with the competition. Irrelevant

Answer B
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f2005007 wrote:
Just want to clear a doubt. What if the airlines hired new pilots after the old ones left the job, and the new pilots weren't experienced enough to fly the planes, and this caused the accidents ?? I guess B states the incompetence of pilots more clearly and the explanation I gave here might be a bit too far fetched in the present scenario.


Yeah - you are heading down an unnecessary path. The argument wants to know why the company is making a good decision by purchasing the same planes that crashed in the last year. The focus in on the planes. The correct answer suggests that the planes are worth purchasing again because the plane wasn't at fault and in fact the plane was responsible for protecting the lives of the passengers. Stay focused on the key elements of the arguments - it's easy to get sidetracked.

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B Was appealing to me at first, but when I saw at the end "many survivors", immediately marked it as a non-answer because it indicated that there were deaths. If it had stated that the planes kept their passengers safer than other planes planes I think it would've been clearer...This drove to me choose the incorrect answer D because nothing remotely looked close to a reason to purchase planes other than being forced to via consumer review. Moving forward, if presented with a similar situation, is the assumption of "minimizing death" to passengers an assumption we can make on this exam? It just seems like a bit of a reach to assume that would make as a reason to buy. Thanks in advance.
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