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Tatarstan 737 crew possibly overwhelmed by spatial disorientation

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posted on Jan, 4 2016 @ 08:30 PM
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a reply to: DexterRiley

Yeah, it probably is. That's one thing that we're seeing a lot more of in pilot error accidents. It comes down to too much reliance on automation.




posted on Jan, 4 2016 @ 11:12 PM
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a reply to: TonyS
I'm not a pilot, so will happily be corrected if I'm wrong, but I've been told (for commercial 737's) that there is a g-load sensor on the landing gear that is linked in to some other system (possibly safety/braking?). The "thud" on landing is required to activate this sub-system, and a pilot may may be marked down when being evaluated if they land too light, and the sensor isn't triggered.

(Source - A relative that is a 737 pilot - Any error in what I've said is most likely mine alone!)

edit on 4-1-2016 by AbdulAlhazred because: Spelling



 
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