May they find peace and answers in the wake of this tremendous loss.
Folks, my planned Halloween festivities were interrupted this year by a call from the BBC, who—in the wake of the morning’s Russian A321 Crash—asked to interview me on their radio talk show, BBC Radio 5 Live. Hoping to share some safety insights, I was happy to comply.
While radio host Dotun Adebayo asked many typical media-type questions, I was able to avoid any speculation and instead remind his audience about the excellent safety record of airlines and the Airbus family of aircraft.
Enjoy the 5 minute interview:
Direct Link: https://vimeo.com/capnaux/bbc1
UPDATE: At press time, we still do not have much information on this tragedy, but officials are focusing on a possible inflight breakup, as I mentioned at the end of the broadcast. While the A320 family has an extremely good safety record, they are looking into a 2001 tail strike and subsequent repairs and inspections.
*Special thanks to fellow Blogging in Formation Team member Karlene Pettit of karlenepetitt.com for her help in connecting me with the BBC team.
Related Story Links
- WSJ: Latest on Crash—5 things We Know http://www.wsj.com/articles/russian-plane-crash-in-egypt-caused-by-mechanical-impact-airline-says-1446460784
- Kogalymavia Flight 9268 Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kogalymavia_Flight_9268
- No survivors on Russian airliner KGL9268 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-34687139
- Sinai Plane Crash: How Tragedy Unfolded http://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-34687309
- Cap’n Aux and the BBC http://capnaux.com/interlude-3-capn-aux-firsts-the-bbc/