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Harrison Ford admits fault for recent plane error: 'I f***ed up'

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Ford told GQ, “I f***ed up,” but he also wanted to clarify the circumstances of the incorrect landing. He said, “It’s thoroughly embarrassing, [but] I didn’t fly over him, and it wasn’t a near miss.” Ford continued, “Officially, I admitted to two of the common mental processes that can lead a pilot to making a mistake — distraction and fixation. (www.yahoo.com) More...

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30west
30west 5
Obviously, Ford f***ed up as he so eloquently stated. I don't think that he realizes that the "distraction and fixation", presumably from the family situation that he mentions, is part of his f***ing up by not evaluating his mental fitness to fly and acting accordingly. Not the best time to fly when you're head is not 100% in the game.
btweston
btweston 1
You don't think he realizes what you quoted him as saying?

That's deep.
30west
30west 1
Good point. I'm not sure, but if his distraction was his family worries it would have been a better teaching point to fellow pilots to focus on how it impacted his ability to fly safely.
num1tailhooker
Lucio DiLoreto 2
Air Canada and Ford have a lot in common. The main difference is that Ford has admitted his error. We are still waiting for Air Canada to do the same.
Cadefoster
Cade foster 0
Does Mr. Ford have an instrument rating?
pilot62
Scott Campbell 0
I think typical of most pilots, at least with high time and experience like Ford.
I flew late afternoon to KPSP as a STUDENT pilot, after being told (don't ever fly there late on a hot day) and almost ended my short career in a 200' drop on approach. When my flight bag became weightless and then slammed back to the metal floor, the sound scared me more then the drop. I waited an hour and high tailed it back to KCNO. During early training my instructor liked to make me fly to KSNA - where you have to compete with the Big Boys, Corporate Traffic, and Students, the endless tower chatter/traffic intimidated me at first, but it's nice being on a busy field - builds good skills - Someday I need to try a 3 am LAX "request" :-)

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