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Config file wipe blunder caused deadly Airbus A400M crash – claim

Dan Paul

The investigation should center on...

who programmed the fail mode to be off when the plane was already at 2,000 feet.

THAT was a pretty stupid idea. You always want the failure mode to go to the safest position. Valves fail open or at last position for a reason. Engine control units that are ALREADY at elevation should offer a warning but not just turn off. There should have been an override at the very least.

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