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Planes and safety: it is also a problem of language, too many people can't speak English well enough
London, UK - 267 near-accidents in 18 months according to the results of an investigation by CAA, the British Civil Aviation Authority
267 near-accidents happend in the last 18 months, 89 of which in just the United Kingdom: this is the alarming data that emerged by an independent enquiry commissioned by the British Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). They would have been caused by the bad knowledge of the English language of non-native speaker pilots, who misunderstood control towers' directions. The easiness with which English tests...
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