Layover Episode: Distracted Pilots

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Distractions are all around us, but what happens if a flight crew finds themselves succumbing to tasks, conversations, or thoughts that take their minds off the task at hand? In this month's Patreon-exclusive episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie shares a few stories that illustrate what happens when distraction gets the best of pilots and how training and FAA recommendations work together to keep flight crews focus-- and all of us safe.

The wreckage of Amritpal Singh's plane. Source: ABC

The incident aircraft involved in Northwest Flight 188. Source: Wikipedia

The wreckage of Pakistani International Airlines Flight 8303. Source: NBC