You donít need to have a control yoke in your hands to know what the other pilot it doing. A simple glance at the other pilot side stick will tell you what they are doing. As for this case, a consistently very high nose attitude and TOGA thrust is major indication of the state of the aircraft that was incredibly missed. If you had 25 degrees + nose up attitude, TOGA thrust and a rate of decent of 10000 ft/min, what would you think the state of the aircraft was? The unfortunate reality is no one on the flight deck realised that the aircraft was in a stalled state until it was too late. This raises serious issues regarding training which needs to be investigated and fixed by regulators because pilot training has, because of cost pressures, been cut to the bone by airline management and this is the end result of it.
Last edited by 404 Titan; 5th Jul 2012 at 14:12.