Ethical Analysis .docx - American Airlines Flight 587 Crash Ethical Analysis Enilse Ramirez BUS 301 Business Ethics Dr.Wayne Buck Date Due Date

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American Airlines Flight 587 Crash Ethical Analysis Enilse Ramirez BUS 301: Business Ethics Dr.Wayne Buck Date Due: November 29, 2018 Date Submitted: November 29, 2018 It was the first officer’s repetitive misuse of the rudder pedal which caused the accident of the American Airlines 587 flight. If the first officer had not responded impulsively to the wake
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turbulence encounter by pressing on the rudder pedal five consecutive times, listened to prior fellow pilots about his misuse of the rudder when encountering wake turbulence, and rejected the job due to his failure to maintain his knowledge up to date the crash could’ve been prevented.The responsibility of the accident most definitely falls on the first officer. If he would have responded accurately to the encounter with the wake turbulnce the plane crash would have never happened. Although the blame does fall on the first officer as he was the one who used the rudder pedal various times to recover from wake turbulence, I do not believe he acted unethically because of this specific reason. If we glance back at prior incidents of the first officer using the rudder pedal to get out of wake turbulence, it is evident that he had used this method before and it had worked therefore, he had no intention of purposefully causing the accident. Due to the fact that he had used this strategy before it speaks his intentions of trying to get the plane away from the turbulence. His actions can also not be perceived as being unethical due to the fact that it was determined that the training being given to pilots by the AAMP was inaccurate. The training gave a false simulation of what would happen in real life situations. In the training the plane would quickly reach a ninety degree angle which requires more aggressive movements to get it on the right path. In the real life situation the plane doesn’t turn to such a dramatic angle therefore it doesn’t
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