"Fox & Friends" co-host Anna Kooiman suggested today that the missing AirAsia flight may have met with tragedy because its pilots used the metric system, a standard for much of the world.
According to RawStory.com, Kooiman asked former FAA officials Scott Brenner if the plane disappeared because of the different ways that other countries train their pilots (video below).
“Let's talk about the differences, I mean, even when we think about temperature, it’s Fahrenheit or Celsius,” stated Kooiman. “It’s kilometers or miles. You know, everything about their training could be similar, but different, right?”
However, Brenner said that problems with international flights were likely due to an overreliance on autopilot systems and pilot error.
“So, it’s not just differences in the way that we measure things?” Kooiman added. “It's a difference in the way our pilots are actually trained, is it not as safe in that part of the world? Because our viewers may be thinking, ‘International travel, is it safe? Is it not safe?’”
"A lot of times folks are required, foreign pilots are required to hit that autopilot almost up until almost wheels come back down again,” stated Brenner.
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In another strange moment this weekend, Fox News contributor Todd Starnes complained about the lack of coverage of a NYPD police officer's funeral on Saturday, even though Fox News failed to broadcast the service, noted CrooksAndLiars.com (video below).
Starnes tweeted: "The MSM spent weeks covering the riots.You'd think they could spare a few hours to cover a police officer's funeral. #PoliceLivesMatter."
Starnes failed to mention that CNN and MNSBC televised the funeral.