I've noticed that several of us, if not many of us, are flyers, including one of the admins. I'd like to propose a thread to discuss current aviation mishaps, or at least ones which recently occurred. It's not a place to dig up old accidents, other than as they're related to current/recent ones. The purpose is to provide clear rationale for what may have happened while debunking the nonsense so commonly heard throughout the media, particularly when it's breaking news. Generally, the media does a better job further on down the road, after knowledgeable people of credible reputation begin speaking up to straighten out the facts and issues. This thread is also for aviation issues in general, such as the use of various technologies such as TCAS, ADS-B, and LAAS which provide either updated safety capabilities or extend safety-related technologies to areas where they did not exist before.