posted on Mar, 27 2015 @ 03:05 PM
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Greathouse
Putting another crew member in the cockpit when one leaves is a much simpler fix.
I don't think this is a fix, nor do I think it can be 100% fixed or solved. While it is rare, If a pilot is determined to crash a plane, they will
find a way to do it regardless if there's 2 people in the cockpit or not. A cockpit is a small confined area with loads of buttons/switches and
controls. Create a struggle somehow, for example, and push the other person (or themselves) into the wheel/joystick or whatever it's called and mess
up as many controls as possible. Would the plane be unrecoverable? I don't know, but how much time would it take to regain control, if possible.
And if the door is locked? If the plane was in some position that gravity would prevent someone from getting in, like on its side or something? Idk.
When a pilot leaves, does the replacement stand? Sit in the pilots chair? Even for a fast bathroom break does the replacement stand or sit? If
stand, all the pilot needs to do is put the plane in a steep dive, that would take out the standing person, and anyone else standing on the plane,
like the other pilot not in the cockpit. Just let gravity take them out. If sitting, idk, maybe they could get the door open, but still in a steep
dive gravity would probably prevent the other pilot from getting back in before a crash so they could attempt to do something about it.
I just think there's too many scenarios to make this 100% preventable.
edit on 27-3-2015 by C84K2 because: (no reason given)