More on "Pilot Error" and the Air France Flight 447 Crash
Back in May, I wrote this blog post:
The topic is getting more press as a former US Airways pilot (a pilot who landed an Airbus on the Hudson) disputed the “pilot error” terminology.
There’s an excellent article at Christine Negroni’s blog: “Flying Lessons“. Here’s the link to the article:
Lot’s of good points about the complexity of automation and computer assisted flight.
What I thought was “shocking” was that these pilots only had three minutes to diagnose a pretty complex problem that was sprung on them in the middle of the night with zero warning. Needless to say … things didn’t work out so well. And they called it pilot error…
Understanding human errors is one of the toughest jobs for accident investigators … and one of the reasons why TapRooT® is used around the world.