During flight training one of the first things the aspiring pilot is taught is to handle the controls ‘lightly’. I clearly remember my first flying lesson, where I instinctively gripped the yoke (steering wheel) in my fist. “Gentle!”, said my flight instructor, “just use your fingertips”. I soon learned to appreciate the improved control I gained by loosening my grip. Later I realized that this also applies to managing teams.

No green light. No extended nose wheel. Stress. Is the lamp broken and the nose wheel indeed extended? Doubt. The crew of flight EA401 is so absorbed by this "crisis" that they do not realize that the autopilot is off and the plane has started descending. The realization comes too late and the plane crashes into the Everglades.