Ever notice how everyone becomes an expert accident investigator within seconds of a crash? Without facts, though, most of what the media reports is simply guesswork. That’s what happened after an Asiana Boeing 777 crashed short of Runway 28L at San Francisco International last July. Less than a day later some “really bad animations” started appearing on tv, recalls Jack Suchocki, a forensic animator who runs Boca Raton, Fla.-based litigation support company Eyewitness Animations. “There are many companies that create compelling videos, but they may not be at all accurate,” he said.
The criminal trial of the American pilots of the Legacy jet that collided with a Boeing 737 over the Amazon in 2006 moved forward this month when the judge decided he has no need to hear seven defense witnesses.