Letters, May 2, 1977

Airline Safety

To the Editors:

As an airline captain for one of our largest carriers, I congratulate you on doing a fair and factual piece on aviation safety [April 11]. The machines have become as sound and foolproof as man can design—but man himself is the weak link.

Still stamped indelibly inside my forehead is what used to be on Navy ready-room walls—"Flying itself is not inherently dangerous, but like the sea, it is unmercifully unforgiving of human error."

Arthur Glowka Stamford, Conn.

The blind cannot lead the blind. No amount of regulations will ever...

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