posted on Dec, 18 2012 @ 09:43 PM
I personally don't know the details of the aircraft, but could be a lot a little stupid things. Something like a mechanical switch being out of
position might have an indicator show the wing was moved to the full lock position when it wasn't. Or it could be something like catch wearing down
or not being greased properly and failing to lock when it's presumed that it did. Or maybe some guy responsible for putting a lock pin somewhere
didn't shove the dang thing all the way in even though he pushed and jammed at it as hard as he could, as some things can be a real PITA that way,
and ended up running to some other task because some chief was riding on his...
Some spurious signal from an EM source would seem lower on the checklist of things to go wrong. (Particularly on older aircraft where it's unlikely a
computer is controlling something.) I'm sure whoever is responsible is going over the logs, etc.