Pilots who survive mid-air collision are coming home

December 6, 2006 at 9:35 am Leave a comment

I’ve been following this story for quite a while (previous posts).  After they survived a mid-air collision with a passenger jet, the pilots had their passports taken away while the investigation was carried out by the Brazillian government.  As things continued to drag out, these guys had to stay in Brazil.  I just saw this post this morning from a pilot blogger.  It is good to see they are going to make it home.  I’m sure this ordeal has been extremely stressful on all involved.  Here in the US, investigations into these kind of accidents can take years.  Do we have any reason to think the investigation would be quicker in Brazil? 

Update 12/8:  Apparently, they will be charged and are required to return to Brazil at the time of the trial.   They are returning home via a chartered jet.

Update 12/11:  The pilots are welcomed home.  There still plenty of uncertainty on the horizon.  Additional stories in my link blog (right column).

Update 12/16:  Pilots do an interview with the Today Show and say they are not to blame.

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