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

From: (Robert Dorsett)
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Date:         11 Jan 96 04:08:35 
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In article <airliners.1996.24@ohare.Chicago.COM> (chrisddr) writes:
>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.....

They may very well modify them to control speed, though.  That's what
they're there for.

>but the autopilot will, very rapidly.

The autopilot has authority over the speed brakes?  I don't think so.  What's
your source?

Robert Dorsett                         Moderator, sci.aeronautics.simulation