Cockpit Chronicles: There’s More Behind The Air France 447 Crash Than Pilot Error
Cockpit Chronicles: There’s more behind the Air France 447 crash than pilot error
Aug 12th 2011
Recently a couple of pilots found themselves in a situation that was foreign and perplexing to them; a scenario the designers of the airplane hadn’t fully expected. They fought their way for 3 minutes and 30 seconds while trying to understand what was happening after a failure of one of the pitot static systems on their Airbus A330. At times the flying pilot’s inputs exacerbated the problem when he assumed they were flying too fast rather than too slow.