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Topic # 170928 31-Mar-2015 10:03
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We have been musing at work that if this guy had been treated for suicidal tendencies and had blurred vision how his employer wouldn't know this? 

I believed (and believe it should be if it isn't) that a pilots medical notes are copied to their employer, and it defies belief that anyone treated for suicidal tendencies would ever ever ever been allowed to pilot a passenger vehicle of that size.

For the same reason I believe that a criminal conviction should prevent you from ever owning a gun of any type. 

This should have been preventable to some degree, or mitigated somewhat. 




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  Reply # 1274018 31-Mar-2015 10:06
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criminal conviction for DIC should stop someone from owning a gun? FYI I have never been charged and don't own a gun

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  Reply # 1274025 31-Mar-2015 10:08
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johnr: criminal conviction for DIC should stop someone from owning a gun? FYI I have never been charged and don't own a gun

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Well I support a zero alcohol whilst driving policy so it wouldn't bother me in the slightest if this was the stance taken by law (To prevent someone who has made such a gross error of judgement and endangered the public) from having a gun.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1274026 31-Mar-2015 10:09
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Most Airlines have their own doctors, which handle the medicals.




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  Reply # 1274043 31-Mar-2015 10:11
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Sounddude: Most Airlines have their own doctors, which handle the medicals.



This doesn't appear to prevent a pilot from seeking outside advice on their medical issues.

I understand you can't prevent someone from breaking up with thier significant other and feeling suicidal and going to work as a pilot and doing this, but there were warning signs that could have prevented this attack in my opinion.

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  Reply # 1274044 31-Mar-2015 10:13
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networkn:
johnr: criminal conviction for DIC should stop someone from owning a gun? FYI I have never been charged and don't own a gun

John


Well I support a zero alcohol whilst driving policy so it wouldn't bother me in the slightest if this was the stance taken by law (To prevent someone who has made such a gross error of judgement and endangered the public) from having a gun.



I support zero limit as well



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  Reply # 1274047 31-Mar-2015 10:15
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johnr:
networkn:
johnr: criminal conviction for DIC should stop someone from owning a gun? FYI I have never been charged and don't own a gun

John


Well I support a zero alcohol whilst driving policy so it wouldn't bother me in the slightest if this was the stance taken by law (To prevent someone who has made such a gross error of judgement and endangered the public) from having a gun.



I support zero limit as well


My argument though it has upset many people over the years (drinkers), is that if you can afford to drink, you can afford a taxi.

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