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Tourists who get killed in New Zealand are unlucky [sic.]

Posted by te2ataria on March 12, 2009

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Locking the stable door after …

Why the hell don’t the pakeha authorities regularly inspect the defective rental cars, quad bikes, gliders, jet boats, jet skies … hang-gliders and reserve parachutes to prevent thousands of preventable tourist deaths in poxy New Zealand?

The answer:

Safety inspections and death prevention measures cost money and THAT decimates the bottom line. Profit margin is sacrosanct. The tourists who get killed in New Zealand are just unlucky [sic.]

Wise guys from Civil Aviation Authority inspectorate and nincompoop police investigators spent hours examining the wreckage of the [defective] hang-glider, which crashed near the base of the Remarkables, killing the Argentinian Pilot Gerado Bean and passenger Andrew Scotland, as the passenger’s wife and his colleagues looked on [presumably/understandably in horror.]

The nincompoop police and wise guys from Civil Aviation Authority investigate the defective reserve safety chute of a hang-glider that crashed near Queenstown on Tuesday, killing both the Argentine pilot and NZ passenger. Photo: WILL HINE. Image may be subject to copyright.

The defective safety reserve chute and the harnesses the pilot and passenger were wearing [unsurprisingly] failed to open.

Colin Grounsell, a Civil Aviation Authority investigator said it appeared from evidence at the scene that the hang-glider had gone into the ground at “quite a high speed”.

[Dropped like a rock from a cliff because the faulty wing didn’t function as intended, Sherlock?]

Grounsell endorsed the Skytrek pilots’ decision to fly because he couldn’t fault the “room.” He said: “From what I’ve been told the conditions were acceptable for the operations they were undertaking.”

Defective Sergeant Grahme Bartlett, of Queenstown, said police were also conducting an investigation. Really?

Meanwhile Hang Gliding and Paraplegic Gliding Association Wakatipu SAFETY (!) officer Chuck Berry was providing expert assistance to both parties.

“Fellow Argentinian and hang-glider Alex Gimenez said he had known Mr Bean since he was three or four years old, when Mr Gimenez would fly with Mr Bean’s father in Argentina.”

In other words, think before accusing my dead buddy of incompetence!

Mr Gimenez, a chocolate-maker, said Mr Bean was an amazing pilot, a talented flier and also a trained aeronautical engineer.

Which still leaves one bad taste in your mouth, despite tons of Patagonian chocolates:

Why the hell don’t the pakeha authorities regularly inspect the defective rental cars, quad bikes, gliders, jet boats, jet skies … hang-gliders and reserve parachutes to prevent thousands of preventable tourist deaths in poxy New Zealand?

The answer, of course:

Safety inspections and death prevention measures cost money and THAT decimates the bottom line. Profit margin is sacrosanct. The tourists who get killed in New Zealand are just unlucky [sic.]

Let’s face it, the two victims, Argentinian Pilot Gerado Bean and passenger Andrew Scotland, were killed with the implied “blessing” of New Zealand government, the police and Civil Aviation Authority, which failed to carry out the necessary safety checks before the crash. The victims’ families must now sue the authorities [though it’s unlikely that Mr Scotland’s wife would receive much compensation because her husband wasn’t an Israeli citizen.]

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2 Responses to “Tourists who get killed in New Zealand are unlucky [sic.]”

  1. Peony Ryder said

    Come have the Kiwi Experience: “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA KABLOOM!”

    The latest is a plane crash, in the adventure tourism industry yet again. A plane owned by Skydive New Zealand crashed at the Fox Glacier airstrip on Saturday. Five Skydive New Zealand employees and four overseas visitors. Their girlfriends were on the ground watching them crash.

    The dead tourists had been travelling on a “Kiwi Experience bus tour”. At least they started drug screening the bus drivers. Maybe they should start testing the pilots too.

  2. Ian said

    [Many big ones to follow, we are told. Moderator K.]

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