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Old 28th Nov 2009, 21:26
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"The crews can inherit latent conditions created by people far removed in time and space from the event"

Capt Gérard Arnoux, Capt Henri Marnet-Cornus
As clearly documented in their powerpoint presentation, latent factors were clearly involved in all incidents involving the Thales AA pitot probes. Sadly, the same latent factor in the form of 'latent heat' will ultimately be found responsible for the AF447 upset.

Even though other factors including 'why' the a/c was where it was etc. will be raised, the energy contained within water vapour should never be under estimated, as water in whatever state will always win.

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