Crew did the best they could, given they were dealt a near-fatal situation by fate and perhaps by the vagaries of operating aging aircraft. The environment off the end of the runway was unusually...
Lots of knee jerking in the U.S. these days.
Captain Sumwalt is one of the finest ever Board member.
U.S. mainline pilot salaries are pushing $400K with direct compensation and benefits. The marketplace hasn't determined that level of compensation.