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Old Jan 30, 2013, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by rusty case View Post
now I'm an armchair kommando....and at the salary they are pulling down, I'll bet I could have generated that level of paperwork... lol
It is easy to be flippant about this. I would suggest a more moderate approach, however to each their own.

Yet this brings up an interesting point...
The frequent claim of 'pilot error'.
In the context of finding the root cause of a mishap, if there are no technical issues then Pilot Error will be attributed as the cause. The other thing to bear in mind is that it can be quite difficult to attribute root cause, as in many cases the contributing causes are often plausibly considered as potential root causes. It is common to have a judgement call in order to pick a root cause from all of the possible causes ... it is an unfortunate weakness but a reflection of our human condition.

And I would say that it is better than how it is handled in Europe ... aircraft accidents have an attribution of criminal negligence/responsibility as part and parcel of the mishap investigation process. Here in the states they are separate investigations.
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