Reply to post: Re: Hey software, get the fuck out of the way!

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

Alan Brown Silver badge

Re: Hey software, get the fuck out of the way!

"I suggest that the pitot tube icing was a cause of the incorrect instrumentation reading, and that the icing was picked up by flying too close to a thunderhead."

In the case of AF447 it was also related to the _type_ of pitot used (although why you'd want them all from the same maker I'm not quite sure, it means they may all fail the same way. Nonetheless, that's what airlines insist on) and the factor that the pilots didn't turn on deicing heat when approaching said thunderhead (which should be automated anyway)

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