WOOD WAR: 05.13.2009

The New York Post: If you hadn’t been following yesterday’s National Transportation Safety Board hearings into the crash of Continental Flight 3407 outside Buffalo, in which all 49 people on board and one on the ground died, you’d be looking for a place to read the transcripts that were released there of the conversation in the cockpit in the final moments before the tragedy. It doesn’t look good for the pilots, or by extension for the airline: Suspended in the inane watercooler badinage (inappropriate at any rate by professional standards whenever a plane is below 10,000 feet), like just so much other quotidian babble, were the pilots observations of their own ineptitude in dealing with ice forming on wings.

WOOD WAR: 05.13.2009