I totally agree.CoastinBear said:There is another way to look at the part you put in bold text: Seeing as the management has put in a guilty plea, perhaps it is them who are taking the blame for the actual incident by accepting that they had not given the staff the proper procedures to follow. Now that would be a magnanimous gesture towards the staff whose actions caused the collision.
Either there was a procedure and it wasn't followed correctly by staff, or;
The procedure was not documented and trained correctly by AT.
If it's lack of complete documentation/training then (unless Gerst didn't provide adequate information themselves) AT deserve the book to be thrown at them.