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There are new safety recommendations coming after this happened.
That was an air show crash that killed eleven people to show last year and -- her -- Chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board the NTS being good morning to you.
Nice to see in person here in New York you've come out with several -- recommendations.
To prevent this from happening again before I get to that -- you've learned a lot more about this case.
The pilot was elderly he was 72 years old should he have been flying that plane that day.
Well you know whatever our investigators have identified is that the G forces.
Or to pressure that this pilot was facing.
When this upset occurred something that neither you or I could really sustain either and so.
That question here is really why did this upset happened how we prevent it from happening again that he was pulling nine g.s which is nine times the force of gravity.
Which if you have not experienced that before it's like that's like having a giant python wrapped itself around your stomach and -- elephants and on topic here.
I mean that's how much force -- -- right it is significant force human beings generally.
At four or five -- have problems and nine Jesus something that neither you or I could sustain could you have put something or build something inside of that aircraft.
That would have enabled him to prevent pulling nine -- and perhaps passing him.
Well you really don't want the aircraft to get tonight she's you know and erase it's designed -- race course is designed for three and a half she's so what he was pulling was an excess of what the course was designed to -- Something happened something that was unplanned happened.
And it was really the rapid onset of those nine -- -- often fighter pilots will pull -- -- but they prepare for it and it's not on.
It's not so quickly heat develop those she's in less than a second and so he was on prepared for it and and that likely incapacitated and immediately fire fighter pilots to they have an area that was inside that hooks up to bladders that goes up another that -- body to prevent the -- From going all the way to their feet to keep it between the heart and heads and they don't pass out so those planes are equipped for that and now you they have these recommendations that are out.
For the spectators in the stands how can you protect them.
Well this is really key point -- and attend a twelve million people go to air shows and -- Every year and we had a hearing in January -- talked about what can be done -- you talked about the G suits.
We looked at the pilot of the aircraft in the course design for the spectators.
And we know that you can help the pilots by giving -- she forced training.
You can use G suits to help ameliorate some of the pressure there with the aircraft we looked at the design and many of them.
These aircraft in these races highly modified racing here.
And so we really want to make sure they're looking at those changes before they get on the race course to make sure that they -- controllable in their staple.
With respect the courts looked at redesigning -- course.
And we recommended to organizers to look to see if there's things that they can do to better protect us spectators.
Whether it's moving the course back or putting in barriers.
There are things that they could consider to make it safer for spectators images to -- stunning re watched them yet again you to make the point quite clear that you're not out to end air races.
Absolutely not the NTSB.
Is not investigating this accident make recommendations stop -- -- but to make it safer and these are just recommendations.
That's right so do we know -- we'll follow them.
Like I'm very optimistic we've had a lot of good conversations with the people who are putting forward these races.
Organizing them and they're very receptive to the recommendations.
Thank you for sharing what you -- okay will be that.
Steady person from the NTSB pleasure thank you there.
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