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With more aircraft in the sky than ever before, pressure on pilots has never been higher, they need to get us safely where we want to go, when we want to get there. But every time we take to the air, there’s a risk that the pilot may make an error. A sudden lack of concentration, a miscalculation or a wrong command at 30,000 feet can end in disaster. We examine the science and see the results of just what can happen when the pilot gets it wrong.