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I have had a question for quite some time now, but, have never really known where I can ask. My question concerns what happens to a pilot that is found responsible for an accident by the NTSB investigation such as the Wheels-Up Landing of Continental Airlines flight 1943? The NTSB found that several steps were left out, and even though changes were recommended to the before landing checklist that may prevent future such accidents, the pilot was still found to be at fault for the accident.
I know full well from watching Air Emergency and Seconds From Disaster that no ONE thing causes an accident, but, a chain of events is usually the cause, so, even with that being said, fault is usually placed somewhere.
I know we do not always agree with the NTSB. Does the airline always side with the NTSB? What actions do they take against the pilot/s, when they survive accidents like the one I mentioned above?
Thanks in advance.
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