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    Re: Another GPS-aided accident
    From: Scott Owen
    Date: 2008 Nov 11, 21:00 -0600

    Gary LaPook wrote:
    > And that is based on my experience representing GPS manufacturors when
    > they were sued anytime one of their units was in an airplane that
    > crashed. They always came up with some BS theory that the accident had
    > been caused by a malfunction of the GPS. That is why avionics are so
    > expensive, litigation costs for BS lawsuits.
    I wholeheartedly agree with you about BS lawsuits.  Indeed, it would be
    a very rare aircraft accident where the primary cause could be
    attributed to some onboard GPS malfunction.  Also, it would be nigh
    impossible to find any aircraft today without GPS in the avionics package.
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