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Although I agree with sightings in the sensation of pain when reading and listening to the testimonies and news about such a terrible tragedy, I do not share the opinion of don't point anyone with your finger.

The plane is one of the safest means of transport by looking at accident statistics in trains, cars or ships, but, unlike these other means, if you are involved in an accident, you have little chance of survival and the dead are they count for hundreds in each incident.

Sometimes it can be attributed to weather problems or bad luck, but when there are indications that it may have been a human fault, I think that you have to get to the bottom of the matter and give an exemplary warning to the guilty. People related to an airline - whether their leaders, pilots, air or ground personnel, mechanics, engineers, etc ... etc ... - have to keep in mind that, in addition to running a business they hope to make profitable, they must have The highest priority is the safety of its passengers or customers. Because here you don't play only with delays, bland board menus or narrow seats. Here also one it's played its most precious asset, which is none other than life.

It is true, we do not yet have 100% conclusive information but voices begin to be heard and all seem to go in the same direction. Spanair forgot what they were playing with.

In a Spanish newsletter, the mother of one of the victims reported how her daughter had warned her that they had been returned to the parking lot after an attempted take-off aborted. In El Mundo I read how, last week, an airplane - of the same model and company - had lost strength in the air on a flight from Lanzarote to Madrid and was diverted to Gran Canaria.

Spanair bought the wrecked aircraft in 93 from Korean Air, an MD-82 that was discontinued in 1999 and has had six fatal accidents in the last 8 years. This frequency is not normal in civil aviation and we would have to ask the people in charge of Spanair, why they were only studying the fleet renewal proposal and did not do it much sooner.

Some companies are trying to be profitable at all costs and they include the term low cost in everything, not only in prices, but in spending on security for the traveler, which is what should really worry us when we see the fantastic offers on their websites. And I raise my hand as the first culprit of not investigating these things like what type of aircraft they use and reports and news of technical problems with them. We can yearn to fly cheap and to know how much better world. Without going into paranoia, I will pay a little more attention to this from now on.

That is why, because of the pain, because of the rage of seeing the families destroyed on television, because of the injustice of seeing lives full of illusion cut by their roots so abruptly ... for all these reasons it is necessary to remove and clarify what happened in this accident, because it will be the only way to apply a corrective to companies that play with the security of our most precious asset and improve the prevention of such tragedies.

A hug from here to all the relatives and friends of the victims and my most sincere condolences.

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