I'm not arguing whether the crew fucked up. My issue is that leadership is pursuing criminal prosecution in the wake of a mishap, and no one seems to know why. The CG does FNAEBs, right? Why is this not being handled that way? The naval aviation safety system works in large part because aviators are willing to fess up when they fuck up, and everyone can learn from your screw-up. When the worst consequence is possibly losing your wings, that's one thing. When owning up to bad judgement - not criminal, just having a bad day in the plane - may mean the admiral's going to send you to goddamned Leavenworth? Then everyone becomes more concerned with lawyering up and covering their ass than writing Approach articles. The circumstances of a mishap become rumor and o-club bullshit, rather than a full report everyone can read and learn from.