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Plane crash caused by pilot’s avoidable mistakes

Some pilots have caused a lot of damage either out of their careless or non chsllant attitude. Here are crazy decisions pilots took that caused a crash.

Aeroflot 593.

The relief pilot let his kids into the pilot’s seat (against regulations). His daughter went first. She turned the yoke, but the plane was on autopilot, so it didn’t do anything. The pilot just adjusted the heading on the autopilot so she thought she was actually turning the plane.

Nex up was his son. They didn’t know that he applied enough force on the yoke that is disengaged the autopilot, though. So they went into a spiral and crashed. And if the son had let go off the yoke, the autopilot would’ve re-engaged and that wouldn’t have happened.


Sure, the pitot tubes had issues and their displays were messed up, but one of the pilots pulled back on his side stick the whole time, resulting in a stall. And the whole time, the Airbus was screaming “stall, stall”. Yet they didn’t realize until the last minute and crashed into the Atlantic. First off, how didn’t they hear the Stall horn? It was on all the way until they crashed. Second, the pilot who was in fault still didn’t seem to realize his mistake at the end. He was heard asking “but what’s happening?”. Lastly, stall prevention is one of the most basic techniques. So it shouldn’t have happened.

Air Florida 90.

The pilot forgot to de-ice the plane, and crashed it. In the CVR, they were heard saying that something was wrong with the engines the whole time.

Eastern 401 (or something):

They saw that a landing gear light that should’ve been lit up wasn’t. It turned out to be a broken bulb, but they were so focused on it that they crashed.

United 173:

The pilot kept flying until he ran out of fuel.

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