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Config file wipe blunder caused deadly Airbus A400M crash – claim

Dave 42

Funny how Software – being “invisible” isn’t treated in the same way as stuff we can see – even by SW engineers. The config files are as critical to the aircraft as are the propellers. We can see the propellers “Oh, 3 props are missing, maybe we shouldn’t try a take off”. Are the config files there? Who knows? Let’s just go for it!

It’s the duty of the SW designers to make the critical items visible to the pilots – are the files there?, are they the ones you expect? – OK, next item on pre-flight checklist.

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