The title of a recently released CBS News article is “Glasgow helicopter pilot made NO distress call, officials say” (Web-site/URL: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/glasgow-helicopter-pilot-made-no-distress-call-officials-say/).
“The pilot of a Scottish police helicopter DID NOT put out any emergency calls before crashing through the roof of a Glasgow pub, KILLING NINE people, investigators said Monday (December 2, 2013)”. WHY? Was this “pilot” DROWSY, DRUNK or HIGH ON DRUGS?
The helicopter’s crew – a civilian pilot and two police officers on board – died in the accident. Six other people DIED“.
“David Miller, deputy chief inspector of Air Accident Investigations, did not offer a cause for the crash Monday (December 2, 2013), saying the probe is just beginning”. “We just HAVEN’T HAD A CHANCE YET to have a detailed look at the systems“.
“Authorities on Monday (December 3 2013) released the names of four of the victims. They were identified as Robert Jenkins, 61; Mark O’Prey, 44; Colin Gibson, 33; and John McGarrigle, 57, BBC News reported”.
“McGarrigle’s son, also named John, had expressed FRUSTRATION earlier at the SLOWNESS in recovering all the bodies“. “I’m ENRAGED. I want my dad out of there”. This is the latest expression of FRUSTRATION, a fundamental characteristic of “Difficult People” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI). John McGarrigle is JUSTIFIABLY “frustrated” because he is his dad’s NAMESAKE.
“O’Prey’s father, Ian O’Prey said HIS HEART SANK when he heard about the crash on Friday night (November 29, 2013) “. “I just DROPPED THE PHONE. I knew my son was possibly dead“. That’s a TERRIFYING feeling.
“Police said that they couldn’t get to the bodies until the helicopter was removed because the wreckage was in the way”.
Finally, according to investigating officer Rose Fitzpatrick, “Our ABSOLUTE (?) priority has been to locate the bodies of people who were within the pub when the helicopter came down and recover them safely”. REALLY? Well A LOT of people are saying that the police DIDN’T do their jobs.
“The other victims in the pub were identified earlier as Samuel McGhee, 56 and Gary Arthur, 48. The three people killed on board the helicopter were pilot David Traill, 51 and police constables Kirsty Nelis, 36, and Tony Collins, 43″.
To conclude, let’s return once again to the title: “Glasgow helicopter pilot made NO distress call, officials say”. This is DEEPLY disturbing. We have to wonder WHY this “helicopter pilot made NO distress call”. We’ve suggested TWO POTENTIAL answers but another POTENTIAL answer could be: HE DIDN’T CARE? All of these possibilities are DEEPLY disturbing.