Breaking down Pilot Error
Pilot Error / Pilot Negligence / Pilot Misconduct
Pilot error is an honest mistake, pilot lands on wrong runway mistaking the wind direction they heard or saw on wind sock. or during the wait for takeoff clearance at a tower controlled airport and accidently release the brakes rolling past the hold line while reading the checklist. Either can end up forcing another pilot to go around.
Pilot negligence is the pilot landing downwind or wrong runway because failed to check the wind or taxing out on to a runway without communication or traffic check.
Pilot misconduct is knowingly landing downwind to forcing another pilot to go around, or another is an Pilot on instrument approach and calling visual before out of the clouds, or flying in the clouds when not licensed, or descending thru clouds while vfr on top without ifr clearance. and thousands more.
It does make you look at the incidents differently when can further decode from just pilot error.
Where would you put a pilot running out of fuel?
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