Who are the idiots who come up with these stupid designs and who approves them? 158 people perishing in an accident due to a stupid 'Table Top' Airport at Mangalore, India.
Reading about this airport and the runway scares me. Oh yeah, it was a disaster waiting to happen until yesterday, when finally the time came.
Doesn't the Indian Government have the will or money to move this airport to a safer place considering the growth of the air traffic? Doesn't Mangalore have suburbs that can house a safe big airport?
There is also another potential issue that I read. Looks like there is a MRPL plant next to the airport ( A refinery !). Imagine that !
Another question is why does Air India have so many foreign pilots ( expats?). Is there a shortage at home? Oh yes, can't be blamed when every other person gets a degree to get into the IT Industry !
So many people have been on TV the last few days criticizing the design of the new runway. What were all these bright brains doing sometime back? What was the media doing without exposing this?
Hmm..India Today and Tehelka would rather expose Prostitution in Chennai and Minister Raja's corruption rather than all this.
158 Innocents were killed yesterday for none of their fault and the Govt. offers 160,000 Rs (USD 4,000 approx.) as compensation for the lost lives !