As the pilot of the Honda Pilot, Michael Ragan spent much of his career at the helm of an iconic, highly profitable and highly efficient aircraft, and now, the same airplane is going down.
It’s not the first time the Honda pilot has fallen from grace.
But now, it’s going to be his own fault, according to an article published Tuesday in Aviation Week and quoted in a report from Aviation Week & Technology.
The report claims that a single faulty spark in the pilot’s airbag, which caused the crash, is to blame.
Ragan, now 79, was killed in the crash.
The FAA will investigate and Ragan’s family is suing the company.
The Honda pilot was pilotless since the early 1980s, and had been a frequent flier, flying as many as 6,000 miles a year.
It was Ragan who first flew in the jet.
He was a pioneer of the cockpit, a leader of the industry, a proponent of safety standards and an advocate for a world without pollution.
He had won praise for helping to push the United States into the first jet-powered, electric vehicle.
The pilot also had a long career at Boeing, where he was known for his innovative designs and engineering.
But in recent years, Ragan had become an outspoken critic of the company and the way it operated, leading him to be laid off by Boeing last year.
He died suddenly from an apparent heart attack while on vacation with his family in Colorado.
Boeing has said it believes the engine was faulty.
A spokesperson for the airline said it was not aware of any complaints against the company related to the pilot.
“The Boeing 737 has a number of safety features that were never deployed on any Boeing 737, and this is a first,” said Mark Mauer, a spokesperson for Boeing.
“As a result of the findings of this investigation, Boeing is working to make improvements to the 737 to improve the safety and operation of the aircraft.”
He said the airline was also looking into the cause of the crash and the safety of all of its pilots.
In the report, Aviation Week says the crash could have been avoided if the FAA had taken steps to increase the number of aircraft that are pilotless and required pilots to wear seat belts.
The study says the FAA’s new rules that go into effect in September will require all new planes to have a seatbelt, and will also require pilots to take an emergency cockpit training course.
Randal’s death comes at a time when the airline industry is struggling to make the transition from an era when pilots were required to wear safety gear to a world where flying is no longer mandatory.
The aviation industry has been a major source of controversy, with many pilots expressing frustration that safety standards have been so lax.
Many airlines have also faced scrutiny in recent months for the way they have handled pilots who died in accidents.
Earlier this year, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported that two of the largest commercial airlines in the world, American Airlines and United Airlines, had been investigated for safety violations related to their pilots.
Investigators said the company had not been able to explain how or when pilots died in such accidents.