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Old 21st Aug 2012, 16:08
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Thailand
Age: 44
Posts: 2
AP engaged


As far as I know, the AP was part of the problem. I could not find any official report on the accident (this is Eastern Europe, you know?) but the bits and pieces I got access to claim that:

- The captain had a heart attack just after take off.
- The co-pilot tried to help the pilot.
- He tried to engage the AP, but the A310 AP would not activate if plane banking is higher than 20 degrees (and it was, at that time).

Low altitude, low speed, high banking degree, the captain dying on the seat nearby, no AP. That's what happened, it a nutshell.
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