Air Canada pilot balked at transporting specimen to be tested for Ebola

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  1. ACMM
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    Canada’s chief public health officer says an Air Canada pilot refused to transport a specimen from a patient suspected of having Ebola.

    Speaking to media on a conference call, Health Minister Rona Ambrose and Dr. Gregory Taylor said there was a problem with an Air Canada pilot regarding the transportation of a specimen from a suspected Ebola patient.

    “We had a pilot who said they didn’t want to ship that,” said Taylor.

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    More and more people become serious about this .....
    Wish somebody find a cure very soon....
     
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    Did he think they would expect him to carry the vial in his shirt pocket?!
     
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    Agree, as @The Lev mentioned in another thread, a bit over the top
     
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    There is a book full of regulations for carrying this stuff. There also must be a qualified 'Dangerous Goods' expert on-hand to inspect the packaging and documents.
    Showing up at 10PM on a Saturday night just added to the problem.
    Was there really a "Pilot" involved or is that just a politicians wet dream.
     
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    Personally, I don't see a problem transporting Ebola specimen if it's well packaged and monitored for transportation...I'm pretty sure there are more dangerous stuff that's being flown on an airline than that...

    Also, pretty sure these specimen's are packaged and screened better than Ebola containing pax...

    But then again it's the pilot's discretion on whether or not to accept the goods.
     
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    No one said there was an IQ minimum or science knowledge test that was necessary to be a pilot ;)
     
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    You mean like to be a Republican congressman/woman?
     
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    Or to vote for HarperCon and the CRAP
     
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    Regardless of where the specimen would be, the Captain has final authority of the flight in regards to the safety of the crew and passengers.

    The Captain by law is held accountable no matter what happens on a flight.
     
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