NASA Air Travel Study Cover-up

The AP is reporting about the latest Bush administration cover-up:

Anxious to avoid upsetting air travelers, NASA is withholding results from an unprecedented national survey of pilots that found safety problems like near collisions and runway interference occur far more frequently than the government previously recognized.

NASA gathered the information under an $8.5 million safety project, through telephone interviews with roughly 24,000 commercial and general aviation pilots over nearly four years. Since ending the interviews at the beginning of 2005 and shutting down the project completely more than one year ago, the space agency has refused to divulge the results publicly.

Just last week, NASA ordered the contractor that conducted the survey to purge all related data from its computers. …

This doesn’t surprise me.  After all, the only threats to our safety that the Bush administration wants us to know about are fictitious threats that suit Bush/Cheney’s warmongering purposes.[tags]NASA, Air Travel Safety, Bush Administration Cover-Up[/tags]

4 Responses to “NASA Air Travel Study Cover-up”

  1. PoliShifter says:

    Wow…they purged all the data? That reeks of Cheney’s M.O.

    I haven’t flow since 9/11. Not sure if I will again any time soon.

  2. madkane says:

    Unfortunately, I have to fly frequently between NYC and North Carolina. It was a nightmare, even before I knew about this quashed survey.

  3. Looks like cleverer heads might prevail after all… NASA director Michael Griffin says he’s going to be looking at the refusal to release personally.

    I have no idea what they thought they were gaining by this. In the meantime, my upcoming trip will be on Amtrak.

  4. madkane says:

    Thanks for the update Plain Foolish!