From: email@example.com (Edward Austin MSc) Organization: Island Net in Victoria, B.C. Canada Date: 05 Nov 96 04:14:01 References: 1 2 3 Followups: 1 2 3 4 5
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On 5 Oct 1996 03:33:07 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org(RD Rick) wrote: >In <email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org (Luc >Bauwens) writes: >>Again, misleading/sloppy/dishonest job by the press? >> >>No matter how hard a bunch of prejudiced Germans tried to >>ascribe the responsibility to the Turkish crew, I thought >>it had been generally recognized that the key factor in the >>accident was the conflicting reactions of two computers or >>software to a plugged pitot tube? >> >>One of them producing an (incorrect) overspeed warning while the >>other, a stall warning. Faced with 50/50 odds, the pilots picked >>the wrong bet... > Not too different from another crash initially blamed on the Turkish crew by the American press, that of the THY DC-10 back in March '74. This crash initially ascribed to pilot error turned out to be faulty design of the cargo door latching mechanism. Mc D-D (and the American press) implying the crew being "Turkish" was somehow to blame.