Old 11th Feb 2015, 07:45
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Apart from the 3 primary controls you mentioned, they also have spoilers, which are very effective for lateral control. They had airspeed, so they would have been effective.

I don't think the poor guys knew they were in a stalled condition, period. Misdiagnosed as you mentioned. There appeared to be no attempt to get the nose down. You would have noticed on the way down, they did have lateral control. I noticed when bank was evident, intentional or not, the nose did lower. So from that I take it they would have known how to get the nose well below the horizon, should they have wished.

The stall behavior data appears to be available, so it should be programmed into simulators. Unfortunately not the recovery data.

Just my observation.

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