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Old 4th Apr 2019, 15:11
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Originally Posted by FakePilot View Post
Anyone consider the old "pitch for airspeed" and how counter intuitive slowing down might have seemed?
I have repeatedly suggested that excessive airspeed may have played a role, particularly based on the ADS-B data for the ET302 crash. Given the simultaneous stick shaker and other warnings, reducing speed may not have been the first choice, and was certainly not on any checklists.

The downside of reducing thrust with underslung engines, is that this reduction produces a slight nose down pitch. It is unlikely that a reduction in speed would have been sufficient in the time available, given the low altitude and 'point of no return' reached by ET302

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