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“Approximately 75% of tactical decision errors that led to accidents investigated by the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) were identified as plan continuation errors. These errors occur when a pilot inappropriately continues with a plan of action in the face of cues that suggest plan revision (Orasanu et al., 2001).

A related phenomenon is a perceived feeling to “get there” and pilots report that they are sometimes overly influenced by this vague, unspecified pressure to get to their destination.”

Submitted by Dan McDowell, MnDOT Aewronautics. Taken from the Handbook of Aerospace and Operational Physiology, 2nd Edition. Ryan W. Maresh, Andrew D. Woodrow, James T. Webb, October 2016.


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