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Thursday, November 6, 2008

CALLBACK Issue 346

From NASA's Aviation Safety Reporting System Issue 346 October 2008 ______________________________________________________________

The Unexpected in ASRS Reporting

October, the eighth month in the old Roman calendar (“octo” means eight), is the official month for National Popcorn Poppin’, Canadian Thanksgiving, Columbus Day, and Halloween, to mention just a few of the events celebrated in this month. This harbinger of autumn, pumpkin festivals, and trick-or-treating also seems an appropriate month in which to share Unexpected Events reported to the ASRS. If these events have anything in common, it’s that the unexpected should be anticipated in aviation activities.

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