1jola 14 | 1,884 10 Apr 2010 #61It seems to me that there was a culture of erring on the side of completing the mission vs. safety, what do you think?You site one example and call it a policy? To me, it does at the moment look like there was pressure to land not to delay the comemorations. Perhaps a deadly mistake, we'll see after the investigation. I have ignored so many "Safety First" in the AF that didn't result in death but it could have. At NASA it was even worse. It was never the policy to ignore the safety rules, but they were, are, and will be ignored because of the "mission".Safety first is a good slogan, which boils down to going always by the book. Not in the real world though.Why was he given clearance to land when there was such a low ceiling and no ILS? The pilot of an approaching aircraft is in charge of clearing himself to land? What do you think?