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FAA Needs to Adopt New Safety Measures to Prevent Future Airline Crashes!

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Pakistan airline responds to safety fears after plane crash kills everyone on board one of its jets by sacrificing a goat
An ATR turbo-prop plane crashed on December 7, killing all 47 people on board
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) grounded its 10 other ATR planes for checks
The airline authorised a goat to be sacrificed at Islamabad international airport
By Afp and Chris Summers For Mailonline
PUBLISHED: 07:01 EST, 19 December 2016 | UPDATED: 11:32 EST, 19 December 2016
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Pakistan's national airline has been widely mocked for sacrificing a goat next to a plane to ward off bad luck, weeks after a crash which killed 47 people.

An ATR turbo-prop plane, operated by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), crashed into a mountain on December 7, bursting into flames and killing all those on board.

PIA subsequently grounded its fleet of 10 ATR pending detailed inspections.

But today, as the airline cleared the planes for take-off again, some employees went for a more traditional safety measure - sacrificing a black goat on the runway at Islamabad airport, only yards from the aircraft.

The black goat was sacrificed just yards from one of the ATR turboprop planes, which have now been cleared for take-off after a series of inspections
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The black goat was sacrificed just yards from one of the ATR turboprop planes, which have now been cleared for take-off after a series of inspections

Social media users immediately leapt on the image, criticising the airline for putting superstition ahead of safety standards.

Twitter user Asim Yousafzai wrote: 'This is no joke: #Pakistan invents a new safety measure for its crashing air carrier #PIA.'

Another user Rahoon Rashid said: '(Black goats) don't keep the planes up and flying, efficiency does'.

The Dawn newspaper ran a front-page story on Monday headlined 'PIA: on a wing and a prayer'.

Asim Yousafzai was one of many people to mock the airline on Twitter
Asim Yousafzai was one of many people to mock the airline on Twitter

PIA spokesman Danyal Gilani said the sacrifice was a 'gesture of gratitude' to Allah by some employees before the resumption of flights.

He said it was was not sanctioned by the airline's management.

The airline's chairman Muhammad Azam Saigol last week tendered his resignation citing 'personal reasons'.

PIA has historically had a poor reputation for safety and customer service but prior to the December 7 crash it had gone without incident for 10 years and received a 7 out of 7 rating on the highly-cited AirlineRatings.com, which launched its annual listing in 2013.

But a 2014 analysis by US statistician Nate Silver based on data from 1985-2014, found the airline to have had a consistently high number of what he termed 'near-misses' - an indicator of risk.



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Was that an FAA approved Goat? Was it STC'd? I wouldn't let anyone sacrifice a non-approved goat or other animal near my airplane, no sir. It must be an approved animal. If it is a flight during a Jewish holiday it must be kosher.
 

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Why not substitute a cubicle droid from HR for the goat. It's not that much of a stretch...and the goat is more valuable.
 

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No operator shall assign, and no Imam shall accept, a live animal sacrifice unless:
(a)The operator has documented proof that the animal has been raised in a cage free environment
(b)The operator has documented proof that the animal is free of antibiotics
(c)The Imam has 10 hours of rest
(d)The Imam has at least 3 live animal sacrifices in the past 90 calendar days
(e)If the live animal sacrifice is to be performed at night
(1)The Imam has at least 3 live animal sacrifices between one hour after civil twilight and one hour before civil daylight in the last 90 calender days
i) The live animal sacrifices must be of the same genus and species
ii) The live animal sacrifices must be to completion
 

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No operator shall assign, and no Imam shall accept, a live animal sacrifice unless:
(a)The operator has documented proof that the animal has been raised in a cage free environment
(b)The operator has documented proof that the animal is free of antibiotics
(c)The Imam has 10 hours of rest
(d)The Imam has at least 3 live animal sacrifices in the past 90 calendar days
(e)If the live animal sacrifice is to be performed at night
(1)The Imam has at least 3 live animal sacrifices between one hour after civil twilight and one hour before civil daylight in the last 90 calender days
i) The live animal sacrifices must be of the same genus and species
ii) The live animal sacrifices must be to completion
THAT...is funny ! :laugh:
 

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Funny, Interesting even but American Airlines has killed more passengers than the Pakkis.
 

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Give them a chance....Sell them more airplanes and they can catch up.
 
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