I'm frankly appalled by some of the views and comments expressed here.
Sexist, misogynistic and blatantly ignorant.
Have you any idea how much/long it takes to train an attack helicopter pilot? Have you any idea how much multitasking goes on in the cockpit of an Apache in a combat situation?
Actually, I don't know either - I am not in the Air Force. But it would be presumptuous to dismiss her $4 million dollar claim as spurious. Want to play also don't play so big until High Court. The judge would throw it out summarily if that were the case. But in this case, the news article does specifically mention that the claim is substantiated.
And it boggles my mind that some think that just because she is a woman, she would be grounded at some point because she has the ability to bear children means she needs to do so to "fulfil another national service". Her body, her choice - in the absence of which, she can fly till mandatory retirement like any other man.
Last point - it was already ruled without a doubt and the cab driver has fully accepted liability for causing the accident through no fault of the pilot.
If you don't agree with the message that it is sending, I don't agree with you either. You got behind the wheel, you made your choices, in this case to beat the red light. You created the outcome, you bear the consequences whatever it may be.