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AF 447 again?

If no one at the AF Dispatch office is tasked with flight following, that is looking ahead of the flight path of a dispatched flight to see if any weather hazard is in the path of a dispatched AF flight and then tasked with coordinating a new and safer path diverting around the hazard, and coordinating that path with flight planning, metro, ATC and the crew, then I would expect a 100% probability that this mishap will occur again, at AF and at every other airline that fails to complete the tasking required to ensure safety of its flights and its embarked passengers.

The subsequent spending of tens of millions of dollars investigating any such mishap, will in the end not change the disastrous outcome, and in that sense will be money not spent to promote safety, but only rather to satisfy subsequent law suits. Remember, that is a legal function, not a safety function.

Safety’s goal is to PREVENT THE MISHAP FROM OCCURRING IN THE FIRST PLACE, FROM OCCURRING AT ALL.

The job of lawyers is to just pick up the broken pieces and dead bodies and sit around with a pile of money and dole it out to whom they determine is the victim. How does that bring back the dead? How does that make anyone whole? Where is the prevention of loss in all of that?