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Started by Karlene K Petitt. Last reply by Karlene K Petitt Dec 16, 2011.
Happy Holidays everyone! The previous two weeks my local AME has written two related posts on stress and distraction during the holiday season. These might be good topics of discussion for human…Continue
Brolair, this is an excellent article. Scary. Thank goodness the pilots knew what to do. That is the key to the future!
Thank you for sharing!
Serious Qantas A330 upset was caused by long dormant computer flaw triggered by chance.
The ATSB has found a dormant fault in the software installed on all Airbus A330s sent a Qantas flight berserk in a set of dives that injured 119 people in 2008.
After considering everything from electromagnetic interference from a defence signalling facility at Exmouth to cosmic ray damage, the air safety investigator found that Qantas flight QF72, an A330-300, dived out of control on a flight from Singapore to Perth on 7 October 2008 after a software fault in its flight control primary computers was triggered by their being fed false flight parameters from another device.
The two upsets or losses of control that resulted were promptly brought under control by the pilots, but threw many passengers who were not wearing seat belts about the cabin, some smashing through overhead panels with their heads. QF72 then made an emergency landing at Learmonth, where it was found that 119 out of the 315 passengers and crew on board had suffering injuries, 12 of them having been seriously injured and a further 39 requiring hospital treatment.
More at http://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalking/2011/12/19/serious-qantas-a...
@Victoria. I will pass it along to the 'higher ups'. I know that there are many rotor wings in KORL due to the TV stations. It would probably be better if we came to your group but I will pass it along. Thanks for the request.
I am presently a FAASTeam representative in the Orlando area. If I can be of any help or assistance please let me know. I also am an ATP,CFII and AGII.
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