When I did this interview with Alfred in Feb of 2014 I thought I was done with the plane stuff for awhile, and would continue to collect data and maybe revisit this topic in a year or so – and see how flight crews were faring flying another year through fallout. A close friend I have known since childhood (who is a nuclear decommissioning specialist) reviewed my data and told me he would be much more concerned with the planes "falling apart" from Wigner, than the pilots passing out - as that is 'recoverable' in most cases. Shortly after this meeting, MH370 happened.
Then another crash, then MH17...then another crash...and on and on...I recently told my daughter, I feel like I have been cramming for finals since February. I never expected there to be so many crashes, missing planes, planes shot down, ALL the flight emergencies we now analyze on a daily basis, doors falling off, pipes breaking, babies having heart attacks, passengers being out-of-control...but this...THIS newest one... AirAsia flight QZ8501... has my head spinning.
This was very unexpected, and I am very very disturbed by it. Already there is weirdness happening over and above the event itself. I have already been asked "When will you do an interview about AirAsia" and it hasn't been even 24 hours yet. One of the most important things we can do right now is collect every single story, tweet, and post about this, to save for perusal later. Early into events like these there is a LOT of disinfo but there is also a lot of truth, that may be scrubbed later (as in the case of MH370 & MH17). I hope to see Alfred cover this with Leuren Moret, because the work they have done with MH370 & MH17 is some of the most mind-blowing yet sensical stuff ever covered as far as aviation accidents, and the politics behind some of these events. In the meantime, let's hope they find this latest missing plane. I can not even begin to imagine how hard this is for the families of the passengers, and those who are STILL waiting to hear about their loved ones and MH370.
Fukushima triggers jump in airline pilot/passenger heart attacks, cancers, rad symptoms