Flight control operated by pushing and pulling with hands in
fixed-wing aircraft, primarily to control pitch (altitude) via the
elevators; yoke is mounted on a column between the operator's legs,
positioned much like a steering wheel in a car.
"The Investigator in Charge estimates a 10-month
timeline for the investigation. The first phase, data gathering is
estimated to take approximately 45 days, although some further data
gathering remains to be completed. Analysis of the data is
estimated to take 90 days followed by a preliminary report with
conclusions 120 days afterward.
Preparation of the final report and review by involved parties and
States is estimated at a further 30 days each."
Source: From an NTSB update on the status of
the investigation into a midair between a privately operated Legacy
600 and a Gol Boeing 737. In light of all the finger-pointing that
is going on in this unnecessarily divisive international
investigation, it seemed germane to note that the N