reply to post by Tbrooks76
That has since been revised. The computer worked as advertised, the flight crew screwed the pooch, bought it dinner, and then screwed it again. They
failed to recognize the logic change, failed to keep the aircraft at the proper angle of attack, or power settings, and eventually stalled it and it
fell out of the sky.
Airbus had developed a procedure for if the pitot tubes freeze up, because it's happened before on other aircraft. Every one of them landed safely,
until this flight. When the computer reported the plane had descended the copilot, who was flying while the captain was on a break, pulled back on
the stick. The stall warning went off, but he kept the nose up. Eventually the nose dropped and the warning went out. For some reason he then
pulled back again. The stall warning went off 75 times, but he kept the nose up. He then went to full power, thinking he was in a Take off/Go Around
situation. The aircraft climbed to 38,000 feet, which was the highest it could climb, and stalled. It remained in a nose high vertical descent, and
impacted wings level.