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Old 2nd Oct 2007, 08:35
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That's the least understandable feature of all. The PF was a senior captain with over 10,000 hours, and a training pilot at that.
Just a guess, but I doubt whether these kind of errors (not closing thrust levers, or, for example, not setting altimeters correctly) correlate well with experience.

In fact, in our particular airline, I am led to believe that a significant proportion of our level busts involve training flights i.e., with at least one highly experienced crew member.

I also suspect that their analysis will not yield much helpful insight.

IMHO, the focus has to be how we improve the collective system propensity to fail safe.
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