Some of you may remember the mid-air collision between a newly purchased corporate Embraer Legacy jet and Brazil's low-cost airline. Tragically, the airliner had no survivors, but the crew and passengers of the Embraer were able to land their crippled airplane in a harrowing few minutes of raw pilot skills. Although the facts indicate that the corporate jet was adhering to the rules, the Brazilian government still wants to prosecute the pilots in a criminal trial even though it is apparent to most experts that their military air traffic control system is in desperate need of modernization. I know from firsthand knowledge that despite the hotel accommodations, for all practical purposes, Brazil imprisoned the crew for many anxious days by not allowing them unencumbered access to leave the premises, let alone the country. If you think that the criminal prosecution scenario is not possible in the United States, think again. Is blame going to fix the cause of that tragedy?