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Did not know this

#1 Post by wan2fly99 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:53 am

The untold story of QF72: What happens when 'psycho' automation leaves pilots powerless?

https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/the-un ... w26ae.html



The untold story of QF72: What happens when 'psycho' automation leaves pilots powerless?
By Matt O'Sullivan
The captain of the imperilled Qantas flight reveals his horrific experience of automation's dark side.


Watched an episode of Mayday last night
Did not hear of this incident

A physico computer

So you cannot turn the whole computer system off an the pilot flies?

Also did not quit understand the high speed (military maneuver) for landing
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#2 Post by Dry Guy » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:49 am

I imagine Airbus did what they could to not have it widely reported since it gives credence to those that say their airplanes are over-computerized.

Also, learn how to make a thread title.
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#3 Post by Diadem » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:03 am

I have a hard time taking an article seriously when it has statements like this: "As the plane drops, it literally flings into orbit people not belted into their seats." The high-speed military manoeuver sounds like a shuttle descent, so the whole thing is highly sensationalized.
Anyway, the ATSB report makes for interesting, and not outrageously over-written, reading material. It states that this was the only such incident in over 28 million flight hours of the A330/340 type, and Airbus rewrote the software to prevent a recurrence, so this isn't something about which to be too concerned.
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#4 Post by Jet Jockey » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:27 am

Diadem wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:03 am
I have a hard time taking an article seriously when it has statements like this: "As the plane drops, it literally flings into orbit people not belted into their seats." The high-speed military manoeuver sounds like a shuttle descent, so the whole thing is highly sensationalized.
Anyway, the ATSB report makes for interesting, and not outrageously over-written, reading material. It states that this was the only such incident in over 28 million flight hours of the A330/340 type, and Airbus rewrote the software to prevent a recurrence, so this isn't something about which to be too concerned.
Agreed! This was a very serious potentially deadly electronic malfunction but other potentially incidents in conventionally controlled aircrafts have occurred in the past (B737 and B747).

Even aircrafts with less sophisticated onboard electronics operating without sophisticated FBW systems like the Airbus or B787 are prone to electronic/computer problems.

We had one of our Challengers (in the 90s) have an electronic glitch while in cruise at FL370 over Europe on its way to Russia when all of a sudden a un-commanded flap deployment occurred. Thankfully the un-commanded deployment stopped with very little flap extension and the aircraft diverted to a field in Germany. It was found that the electronic card controlling the flaps in the system had failed and caused the un-commanded flap deployment.
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#5 Post by Beefitarian » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:31 am

HAL, open the door!
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