Anybody who thinks a pilot can’t make a mistake should take up flying themselves and see what happens.
They don’t want to take up flying. They want to mystery monger. And they take at face value any claim made by a pilot and hold up that claim as indisputable proof that aliens are patrolling our skies based on the fact that the person is a pilot. Voyager, are you listening?
I also like the fact that the same Lights -in-the-Sky = Alien-Craft-Hypothesis-Crowd also likes to point out anything that goes wrong with a plane as somehow “evidence” of aliens using their tractor beams. In another thread on UFOs Voyager pointed out a 1960 era F4 Phantom of the Iranian air force has something go wrong with it, and a big deal is made out of that fact! Well since we all know no mechanical or electrical malfunction could ever possibly occur with a 1960s fighter jet based in Iran, then that must prove aliens exist! Omniscient and omnipotent deities manufactured those jets, maintain them and fly them. These aren’t mere mortals. No error of any kind could ever happen without alien interference! No mechanical problem. No mistaken identity. Nothing! They are perfect 100% of the time. And yet, here is a pilot that took his plane into a dive over Venus.