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Boeing Jet’s Faulty Sensor Wasn’t Fixed Before Lion Air Crash, Report FindsA malfunctioning sensor at the center of the investigation into the Oct. 29 crash of a Lion Air jetliner into the Java Sea wasn’t repaired before the fatal flight even though it had failed on the plane’s previous trip, according to a preliminary investigative report. (www.bloomberg.com) More...
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You are so right. I've been a pilot for 48 years. I learned to fly in a tail dragger. My instructor taught me that no matter what, FLY THE AIRPLANE. I think we are teaching "system management" and not true pilot skills. I can con still hear him, "kick the ball".
all of those things will be handled when elon gives us pilotless planes.
AI will only make the problem worse.
True, and others will be created.
A mechanic worked on other sensors and equipment during a night shift before the early morning departure, but not on the so-called angle-of-attack vane, according to Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee. The investigators also asked Lion Air to take corrective steps to improve the safety culture as they released the report in Jakarta on Wednesday.
I have to ask a simple question. And add 2 cents worth...
Why, after training, are so many pilots today forgetting to just turn off the whiz-bang stuff and "FLY THE AIRPLANE"
If need be, Needle, Ball and Airspeed. Push/Pull and Kick. Old fashioned, yes...
It seems to me that when you are struggling to maintain control and you have a co-pilot, start PULLING circuit breakers (A-O-A) over-rides and shutting down all non-essential needs.
Control re-established, then declare the emergency and HAND FLY that aircraft to an airport!
I am sorry, but some of the basics seem to be getting lost in our aviation community.
Ok Guys, I'll get off my soap box now.
Merry Christmas to all my fellow "bug smashers"...