Re: First 757 crash (and first AA fatality since 1979)

From: (chrisddr)
Organization: Premier1 Internet Services; Sultan, WA
Date:         10 Jan 96 02:01:45 
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Lets think.
The reports from the feds say the spoilers were slightly deployed for decent.
Normally the pilots won't try to modulate the spoilers to get a correct
decent because it is too hard.....but the autopilot will, very rapidly.

The feds said the pilots advanced the throttles and started to pull up.
Pulling back on the yoke while the spoilers are slightly deployed might
cause the wing to stall if the spoiler/decent/speed combo was right.

So if the GPWS aural went off and the pilots didn't disengage the
autopilot that could explain the reason for spoiler deployment.  I don't
recall the deflection of yoke until system disengage.