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Old 28th Apr 2019, 18:46
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Originally Posted by 737 Driver
retract the flaps) when it was not appropriate (particularly retracting the flaps given what was known about MCAS).
How did he know he was going to have an MCAS event? He was dealing with a stall warner that shouldn't have been warning.
Auto pilot was also a 'known' protection against MCAS as mentioned in one of the safety reports a page back or so.
Had the auto pilot stayed engaged another couple of minutes we might not be having this discussion.

Btw: I am not faulting the auto pilot (probably the only thing that is mostly innocent) or agree with decision to engage it given stick shaker etc.
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