Reply to post: Re: The reason that the Max series need MCAS

UK joins growing list of territories to ban Boeing 737 Max flights as firm says patch incoming

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Re: The reason that the Max series need MCAS

> Was AF296 caused by Airbus? The pilots flew their aircraft on a low flypast at high-alpha (ie. nose up) with the engines at flight idle, gear/flaps down, and then selected TO/GA too late for them to spool-up to full power and start to climb away from the trees they were heading towards and therefore hit.

Nearly - they weren't on flight idle but nearly full power. There wasn't enough left to 'power up' and the low altitude + approaching hill prevented the only other option - to nose down.

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