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Boeing 737 pilots battled confused safety system that plunged aircraft to their deaths – black box


Re: Question

The previous crew realized that the system was trimming the elevator wrong (it's kinda hard to miss) and knew how to disable it.

Redundancy (sometimes it's hard to tell if and which sensors are malfunctioning) and full handoff to humans (they happen to lose their minds anyway) don't always work either.

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