Re: Waste Of Time
> And that's investigation-speak for "why didn't these pilots know what they were doing?"
On the other hand the aircraft could (and should) have noted the pitots were blocked and the fact that it was in full manual command mode should have been flashing in inch-high red lettering on the glass cockpit displays.
It wasn't just the pilots being complacent. Airbus could have done more to warn of corner cases instead of adopting the philosophy of "that will never happen" - similar to the ones they did of "pilots will never try _that_", where 'that' was something every pilot did in a new aircraft to ensure it was safe, or a low speed, low altitude, full fuel+pax flypast over an airshow with a forest at the end of the runway...