pilot error


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pilot error

(jargon)
(Sun, from aviation) A user's misconfiguration or misuse of a piece of software, producing apparently bug-like results.

E.g. "Joe Luser reported a bug in sendmail that causes it to generate bogus headers." "That's not a bug, that's pilot error. His "sendmail.cf" is hosed."

Compare UBD.
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The aircraft was heading to Ndhiwa, Homa Bay, when it lost control due to a suspected pilot error triggered by bad weather.
Suspicions of pilot error were aroused after Russian state television aired the final words of the pilots of the Flydubai passenger jet that crashed in Rostov-on-Don last week, killing 62 people.
The Investigative Committee of Russia said it was looking into a pilot error or a technical failure as the most likely causes for the plane crash that killed 62 in southern Russia, Russian news agencies reported.
Meanwhile, the Russian airline on Monday denied that mechanical failure or pilot error could have caused the crash.
US investigators have not ruled out the possibility of pilot error on board SPACESHIPTWO, which crashed in the Mojave Desert on Friday, killing co-pilot Michael Alsbury, 39.
The investigation team, which is based in The Hague , also said a review of the plane's black boxes found no evidence of mechanical failure or pilot error that could have been responsible for the crash.
Experts say possible causes of the apparent crash include an explosion, engine failure, terrorist attack, turbulence, or pilot error.
New York (AirGuideBusiness - Business & Industry News) Fri, Feb 28, 2014 - Senators who questioned air traffic control in the Missouri incident in which a plane landed at the wrong airport said this week that the incident was because of pilot error.
RUSSIA: Pilot error caused the latest Russian airliner crash which killed 50 people in Kazan, investigators say.
Early reports citing aviation officials blamed pilot error as the reason.
San Francisco: Investigators probing the Asiana Airlines plane crash in San Francisco began interviewing cockpit crew of the Boeing 777 amid mounting indications that pilot error may have caused the fatal accident.
It hurts when you point out pilot error [because] there are many other factors in an accident, like the wind or weather.