A lot of teams have been eliminated due to bad luck, but sometimes, teams end up with their own mistakes. Let me name a few:
1.) TAR12: Kynt & Vyxsin U-turned a team which was ahead of them. Had they U-turned the team behind them, they could guarantee their safety for that leg.
2.) TAR22: Jessica & John had an EP on the leg of their elimination. Had they used it on the detour, they'd most likely be safe for that leg.
3.) TAR19: It was during Leg 2 when teams were required to donate all their money at the orphanage before going to the pit stop. Only 3 teams did so without being told to go back. This caused some placements to shuffle, including Ernie & Cindy to lose their 1st place position, and even booting Ethan & Jenna early in the race.
4.) TAR17: Nick & Vicki opted to take a 6-hour penalty for quitting the detour. They were saved with a NEL, but their 6-hour penalty caused them to not be able to catch up with the 1st flight.
5.) TAR27: Recently, Jazmine & Danielle didn't get a clue at the skull they were required to look for. Had they read their previous clue and gotten the clue from the skull, they still could've gotten 6th.
I'm pretty sure there are some more.
What else would you consider as a big mistake made by a team?