Yeah...this line of yours is now in my head..lol I get it they didn't intend to commit this mistake..thats why its an incident because it happened without intention...the only case I can remember of INTENTIONAL MISTAKE or something like that is of that terrorist who locked the cockpit and smashed the 320 German wings into the alps some years ago.
There is no such thing as an "intentional mistake".
The Germanwings pilot intentionally crashed the plane, and sadly didn't make any mistakes doing so.
Also, please don't call him a terrorist. Terrorists have political aims, which he did not. The pilot in question had documented mental health issues.
Ok Mr Starlion...He wasn't a terrorist just a plain straight murderer..I reckon this word is perfect for him.
Murderer, yes. But in my opinion not necessarily an evil person. What is known is that he was a sick person, as in he had a diagnosable illness that influenced his behaviour.
I have strong feelings on this matter, so please bear with me.
I don't think labels like "murderer" get us to the core of the issue. More importantly, they don't help with making aviation safer in the future.
Again, we must ask "why". Why was this man's illness not "caught" before it could do damage? Why was he not removed from a position where he could hurt himself and others? Why did he not receive the help that he so badly needed? The man had seen many doctors. For better or worse, German labour laws did not allow medical information to be shared with the employer.
Some people have illnesses. This is not something that they choose. There was a breakdown here, in that a mentally ill person was being allowed to have control of an airliner.
The accident was horrific. But we cannot blame the pilot for an illness that he did not choose to have. And thus, in my opinion, we cannot entirely blame him for the actions he took under the influence of his illness.
Again, the question becomes, what safeguards can be put in place to prevent a recurrence? The obvious one is not to leave a pilot alone in the cockpit, a policy that many airlines have had in place for decades. Going deeper, the accessibility of non-judgemental assistance for various ailments is important. If this pilot had received help early, this accident might never have happened.
"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots." - John Ringo