Re: Consequences of not following the procedures...

Subject: Re: Consequences of not following the procedures...
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Downing, David" <david -dot- downing -at- fiserv -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 09:12:29 -0800

Challenger holds the still-undisputed first place on my list of
aircraft/aerospace negligence cases. The decisions that led to it were not
emergency decisions that had to be made quickly and on-the-fly; a bunch of
manager had hours sitting around a conference room to make up their minds;
engineers argued strongly that the launch should be postponed until conditions
were better and the vehicle checked for ice and cold damage but their views were
disregarded; and most importantly, the flight commander and crew were never
brought into the decision or even advised that there was a decision to be made.
IMO, it was a disgrace that nobody went to prison for it.

(I was an aerospace design/test engineer at the time, does it show in my

This case may end up somewhere close on my list after all the reports have been
made available for review. Don't know yet.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Downing, David" <david -dot- downing -at- fiserv -dot- com>
How can people get that careless when life and death matters are involved? It
was the same with the Challenger disaster, was it not?


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