Old 16th Jan 2012, 11:34
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You can hardly blame the Amsterdam THY crash on the Aircraft.
No ?
Can't have it both ways : as in many instances, an RA failure will cause similar results on any aircraft, you can't blame A and exonerate B, putting the whole fault on the crew.
So the RA failed and the autothrottles did not bring the power up.
They did push the throttles up. But because the autothrottle was in flare mode (due to the faulty RA) it simply brought them back to idle again.
which gets us to one of the demands of modern equipment : " Know how it works, or else !"
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