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Old 24th Dec 2019, 14:34
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I also think that MCAS was never triggered in normal airline use. Day to day flying only uses a small, benign part of the flight envelope.

However, there might be situations (e.g. escaping extreme wind shears), where the relevant part of the flight envelope is entered. Having an unpredictable handling of the aircraft in such a situation might be the trigger for the next catastrophic accident.

I think there is more to it than just unusual handling characteristics w/o MCAS.
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