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  1. michaelmaltby

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    Somebody is sooo fired
     
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    :lol:

    Sucks to be that pilot.
     
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    Dont pilots have a tom tom?
     
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    Must have forgotten to update it after they moved the airport.
     
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    Oh, the pilot did have a Tom Tom, but it takes time to get the correct drum beat to send and receive messages .....
     
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    And she's airborne again.
     
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    I don't understand how this happened. Pilots have so many recourses available to them.
     
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    Especially with a programmable FMS with airport codes with destinations.
     
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    And worst case, you think he would look at his approach plate and airport charts and think to himself "Why do the runways and airport look different than the ones on my charts?".

    Idiots...
     
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    We are all human and know one was injured.
     
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    If the runways at both airports are aligned, and there is a lot of other background lighting, its not as easy as you'd think. Especially if there is urban development close to the airports.

    I sat in on a presentation where a 747 had lined up on the runway edge lights as the centre-line. We were all asking how a pilot could make such a basic mistake, until they put up a photo of what the pilot saw out the windscreen, versus what he should have seen if he was on the centre-line. Most of us couldn't tell which photo was the correct one. It was a stark reminder that night ops are so much more prone to errors.

    I'm just gad that the runway they did land on was long enough.
     
  15. michaelmaltby

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    "...And she's airborne again."

    Took off with room to spare ..... Germans and Brits both made that mistake in WW2 ....
     
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    What idiots!
     
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    All need to keep in mind that the eyes are not cameras. They send signals to the brain which in turn interprets (perceives) those signals and the brain can and does edit those signals, ignoring and adding data to fit pre-conceived notions. Reality and perception are sometimes 1:1 but not aways and this is especially true at night. While instrumentation is available we all know instruments can and do fail so when an instrument reading and perception are at odds perception ofton wins. Pilots in steep dives who perceived it as a climb or example, or chased Venus as a UFO
     
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    Dang, I was hoping to see them strapping a couple of JATO rockets on the plane.
     
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    Well, the pilot was, or perhaps more like his pride!

    Btw, did it get zapped? :lol:
     

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