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Re: 14 March 2014 Live Chat -- Lethal Software Defects
mr_widget   3/14/2014 1:54:07 PM
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In the case of the Swiss air crash it was a combination of a mis-set altimeter alignment, plus poorly trained controllers misdirecting pilots into mountainous terrain when an opposite turn to an alternate downwind approach was required.  One other famous incident occurred when the automatic landing control was not disengaged, a corporate culture of requiring steep climbs out of this one airport for noise abatement, and an automatic misread of an updraft as if it was a landing flare stall, which cut out the engines during takeoff.



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