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Old 19th Oct 2011, 16:51
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Originally Posted by Gretchenfrage View Post
Agreed, because they could oversteer the protection ......
Nothing of the sort - Capt. Burkill himself says that all he did was raise the flaps while his F/O tried to keep the aircraft as on track as he could - no "oversteering", no disabling of the protections.

The Air Transat Azores incident proved that you can deadstick an A330 quite handily too.

@Machinbird, agreed - to be clear the nose coming down "to some degree" means exactly what you're describing - not enough to change the situation in itself, but the FCU would not be trying to hold the elevators in place if the PF let go.
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