31 July 2013

speed kills

First Asiana pilot Wi Tu Lo comes in 30 knots/hr too slow.
Now Spanish railroad driver drives 50mph too fast.

The train had been going as fast as 119 mph shortly before the derailment, and the driver activated the brakes "seconds before the crash," according to a Santiago de Compostela court statement Tuesday after the data recorders were examined. The speed limit on the section of track where the crash happened was 50 mph. The court said in its preliminary findings that no technical failure had been found so far.