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The last confirmed civilian plane crash that was directly attributed to lightning in the U.S. was in 1967, when lightning caused a catastrophic fuel tank explosion. Since then, much has been learned about how lightning can affect airplanes, and protection techniques have improved. Airplanes receive a rigorous set of lightning certification tests to verify the safety of their designs.
Originally posted by ArMaP
reply to post by here4awhile
They found it today, after being almost two years at the bottom of the ocean, give them some time.
It's not a flash drive that you take out of your pocket and just need to connect to your computer.
I didn't see any messages on this Air France plane that indicated the heaters were not working. Just that the probes were sensing wrong inputs.
Second of all, a pitot problem should never cause the primary and secondary computers to fail. The flight control computers are the brains of the aircraft. They should be the last things to fail during normal flight.
Third of all, those messages in 14 minutes suggest to me a catastrophic power failure. The message system most likely still transmits on battery power.
• One emergency generator (Constant Speed Motor
/Generator or CSM/G), nominal power 8.6 kVA,
hydraulically driven by the Green system.
Airbus' aren't weird they just employ a different philosophy.
On the Airbus the Green Blue and Yellow system add a thrid dimension to things. i.e. that if you have green all is good, if you loose green, and only have blue and yellow, things aren't so good.