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Are more fatalities in commercial aircraft accidents caused by pilot error than by automated features?

"Automation failure" tend to be lumped in with all other "Mechanical failure" in any statistics. Those statistics are fairly easy to find but absolutely back up the claim that ...
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Is landing gear-up against the regs?

Landing an aircraft gear up would likely result in a violation of 14 CFR 91.13 (a) - FAR 91.13 - Careless or Reckless Operation unless you are the owner of the aircraft and no one else is on board. ...
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Are more fatalities in commercial aircraft accidents caused by pilot error than by automated features?

Yes the flight crew is the key factor in the majority of crashes. It's for this reason that two big innovations are largely responsible for the massive drop in fatal accident rates since the 90s (...
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How much more dangerous is it to fly in Mexico than Europe?

To answer your title question with some numbers, here are the accident rates (number of accidents per million departures) for the world, Europe and Mexico from 2008 to 2020: (Data from ICAO - ...
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How much more dangerous is it to fly in Mexico than Europe?

Short answer Such audits are done by FAA to evaluate whether safety is correctly managed by the Mexican regulator in order to inform US DoT. FAA found there is a problem in how Mexico is organized to ...
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Is landing gear-up against the regs?

During my 5 years being involved with gliding, landing gear up was a relatively common occurrence, either because the pilot somehow forgot to extend it, the gear got stuck or wasn't locked properly in ...
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Have there been any fatal accidents involving a transatlantic flight since AF447?

If this counts (the planned route of flight included an Atlantic transit)... Fly Jamaica Airways 256 in 2018 The aircraft was scheduled to fly from Guyana to Canada but experienced a hydraulic failure ...
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How many Harriers crashed at or near MCAS Cherry Point?

According to List of Harrier Jump Jet family losses on Wikipedia, which appears to be derived from the Aviation Safety Network and is presumably accurate, 25.
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Is landing gear-up against the regs?

The FAA has sanctioned pilots for landing gear up, as a violation of 91.13 (careless and reckless). For example, a case from 2006: Administrator vs. Lorenz, NTSB Order No. EA-5205. There was only ...
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When was the last commercial hot air balloon fatality in the UK?

All fatal accidents in the UK that occur with aircraft are investigated by the Air accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), and their database is searchable. Their records go back as far as 1915 (...
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Are more fatalities in commercial aircraft accidents caused by pilot error than by automated features?

I'd like to point out a difficulty in providing you with an answer: We know well the accidents caused by pilot error and automated features. However, we cannot be sure of how many cases would have ...
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Has there ever been a two engine Air Carrier where both engines failed during the takeoff run resulting in an accident?

This one is close, the first failure happened just past VR, second shortly after. The aircraft only made it 15ft off the ground. On 9/1/2005 a DA-20 Falcon (Business Jet) was taking off from Lorain ...
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How often do talk-down landings go wrong?

Unfortunately, an accurate answer would require the existence of a consolidated database created for the express purpose of tracking the type of "talk-down landings" posed in your question. ...
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How often do talk-down landings go wrong?

I know of half a dozen successful talkdowns, not always due to incapacity, but more to do with say a student on first solo, losing a wheel on takeoff. I dont know of any failures. Stats hard to get, ...
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