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* Cockpit voice recorder says were airspeed, altitude issues * Panic in last 20 seconds of recording - investigators * Have 90 pct of data needed for final report, due in August * Third pilot was in cockpit on second-last flight (Adds details on third pilot on prior flight)
originally posted by: RadioRobert
a reply to: KansasGirl
Should sports car manufacturers be responsible when an inexperienced driver floors it and torque -steer takes them off the road or into a wall? I think there is some responsibility by the manufacturers to identify potential issues, "this has a lot of torque-- be careful accelerating", but Ferrari isn't responsible for putting drivers through driving school. If most driving services employ experienced drivers who have no problem avoiding getting into trouble with excess torque, but a few start hiring new, inexperienced drivers who get into accidents is the car itself unsafe? Where does the problem lie?
And again, I'm not sure to what extent this was communicated by Boeing or carriers, so it's hard to exactly parse blame, but in all the flight hours in developed countries with higher pilot training/experience standards, not one incident has resulted in a loss of aircraft to this cause. That's significant to me.
(I also don't expect you to know, but I hated working on projects for Boeing and Boeing Defense. They are a nightmare to work with. I am not exactly their biggest fan. So it's not exactly as if I'm trying to carry water for them)
but it's another thing altogether to take control of the aircraft and then compete with crew inputs resulting in a crash
...read the data from a bad sensor.
Boeing said it was making changes to its flight-control software, known as MCAS, that was designed to prevent the aircraft from stalling. The system will rely on multiple angle of attack sensors, will push the aircraft’s nose down only once and will make changes more subtly, giving pilots more control.