Flyin'Dutch' wrote:Hmmm, I did not say that anywhere.
Well, @Morten assessed the incident thus (my emphasis):
Morten wrote:It's really not about forgetting to untie the tie-downs but about not noticing that they are tied on during any of the ground manoevring before take-off.
... and you agreed with him, quite emphatically. You can hardly blame me for interpreting this as you both assuming that he should have noticed the ground handling being different.
This may or may not be the case, depending on the aircraft, familiarity with it, the taxying surface and its condition. But without evidence, I think this is speculation.
What you and a few of others are saying is that this incident is the result of a momentary lapse of attention, just as not putting a tank top back on.
I absolutely am not
saying this, and I don't think others are either.
I'm saying that given
the momentary lapse of attention, there was nothing built into the process
to pick it up. If you notice from @GrahamB 's comment, he now has a process to pick up forgetting to refit the fuel cap. In my case, I now have a process for ensuring that if I'm distracted during a walkaround, I re-check to ensure that nothing gets missed.
The momentary lapse of attention, and the absence of a fail-safe process to correct for such lapses, are not even remotely the same thing.
We all have momentary lapses of attention. It's how we allow for them that makes the difference.