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How Does Proper Training Help to Avoid a Bad Outcome?

During WWII, a bomber known as the B-24, which had a reputation as difficult-to-fly, was involved in many accidents. Hundreds of men died during training missions.

Often, pilot and navigator errors contributed to - or caused - fatal crashes.  So did mechanical failures and, sometimes, bad luck.

Do you think the need to quickly train pilots and navigators, on the B-24s, may have contributed to the high number of crashes? Why, or why not?

Given the reputation of B24s, do you think it would have been psychologically difficult for men who were assigned to those bombers? Explain your answer.

Have you ever experienced a situation where proper training would have been helpful for you? What happened?

How does proper training help to avoid a bad outcome if an emergency develops?


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