Fri, Jul 06, 2012
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"The crew did not take into account the stall warning, which could have been due to a failure to identify the aural warning, the appearance at the beginning of the event of brief warnings that could have been considered as spurious, and the absence of any visual information to confirm the approach-to-stall after the loss of the characteristic speeds. There was also possible confusion with an overspeed situation in which buffet is also considered a symptom, Flight Director indications that may have confirmed the crew’s view of its actions, even though they were inappropriate, and difficulty in identifying and understanding the implications of the reconfiguration to alternate law with no angle of attack protection." Source: Excerpt from the BEA final report on the AF 447 accident.
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