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Old 16th Mar 2016, 16:04
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Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Seattle area
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I've uploaded a new version to

This incorporates the material I found at the Chicago Tribune. It has a couple graphics to discuss the trajectory at the end of the flight.

Based on input here and from some emails I think my understanding of the situation has improved, and I'm characterizing the crash not as a failed attempt to make a belly landing, but more as an attempt to manage a descent that they couldn't stop.

This draft also has an explanation of the mechanism that can explain the leveling of the bank. The CAB discounted this, because they thought the bank was always increasing. Once the calculations showed that it couldn't always increase, suddenly this return-to-neutral makes much more sense.
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