Re: Cntl-Alt-Flaps

Date:         07 Dec 98 23:19:23 
From: (Martin Fiddler)
Organization: Staffs University, UK
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Hi, I was interested in your story.  A couple of years ago
In a similar vein:

I was an an Air Lanka A340 and that also had to be
re-booted (the Capt said he needed to turn the lights off
for a moment).  I visited the flight deck later and the
pilots said they were getting an ECAM error that a fuel
valve was open, even though it wasn't.  Ours was a
soft-reboot - the emergency lighting came on (although I'm
surprised it didn't in your case: total power failure =
emergency lights on I'd have thought).   Interestingly, the IRSs did not
need to be re-alligned - they have a separate power supply
I was told.  Two minutes after the reboot we were taxiing to the runway -
I guess an IRS re-allign would take about 15 minutes.

I posted my story somewhere, but I can't remember where.

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