# How is control of the airplane passed from one pilot to another? [duplicate]

In both the Tenerife accident in 1977 and the Air Florida accident in 1982, the first officer (FO) in the cockpit opposed the decision of the captain to take off. What should the FO do if the captain is determined to do the wrong - possibly even the fatal - thing?

## marked as duplicate by Pondlife, DeltaLima, Federico♦, fooot♦, digitgopherOct 6 '15 at 19:44

• I don't think this is a dupe. The linked question does not address the core question here - What should the FO do if the captain is determined to do the wrong - possibly even the fatal - thing? – Simon Oct 6 '15 at 18:54