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Old 11th Mar 2019, 00:13
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Originally Posted by SigWit View Post
IF this is the MCAS fault again, then the consequences will be enormous, probably a grounding of the MAX fleet.
In a previous thread in Tech Log, I was fairly vocal regarding the grounding of all 737 Max aircraft. Particularly when it was revealed that disabling of the MCAS was dissimilar to the disabling of a “pitch trim” fault in the NG. While there was a lot of discussion surrounding how what sensor should be fitted where, even to the extent of some pretty impressive technical diagrams, the fact remains that the apparent failure of a sensor created a situation where the crew were unable to prevent their aircraft from descending uncontrollably, and crashing violently.

Now if this latest tragedy is something else, I’ll be happy to stand corrected. But the similarities seem disturbing to say the least.
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