Hero, Defined

by Karl Denninger

The other day a Blue Angels plane went down shortly after take-off. From all appearances this is likely to be eventually ruled that an underlying mechanical issue was at fault in the loss of the aircraft, but it will be a while before we know the underlying cause.

The pilot, Capt. Jeff Kuss, appears to have chosen not to eject in order to prevent it from hitting an apartment building.

He died in the crash a consequence.

Captain Kuss had to know that there was a zero percent chance he would survive the impact, and yet if he had punched out the plane might have hit the building, resulting in material loss of civilian life.

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