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29th Jun 2016, 21:14
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Posted By MountainBear

The first sentence is true. The rest is untrue. ...

The first sentence is true. The rest is untrue. The recorders stopped working about five minutes before crash and at approximate 9K MSL.

And it is worth noting that this was due to a fire in the...
23rd May 2016, 01:29
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Posted By MountainBear

What is most telling about the ACARS list posted...

What is most telling about the ACARS list posted in this thread is not what it says but what it doesn't say. With either a fire or a bomb what one expects is a cascade of faults more numerous than...
6th Feb 2016, 22:16
Replies: 152
Views: 116,185
Posted By MountainBear

Of course it was a bomb, just like the downing of...

Of course it was a bomb, just like the downing of the Russian craft in Egypt was a bomb. Whatever a country needs to be a bomb, is a bomb. I look back on the 1960-2000 period and I just have to say,...
20th Nov 2015, 01:21
Replies: 211
Views: 138,704
Posted By MountainBear

So let's take your comments one by one Sure....

So let's take your comments one by one

Sure. This speaks to motive. There is no dispute that ISIS had the motive to do it. But motive is not evidence that something was done, only that one desired...
19th Nov 2015, 20:50
Replies: 211
Views: 138,704
Posted By MountainBear

Nope

Problem is, there is no way to connect the dots between #4 and #5. The only way to get an explosive to manage #4 is either (a) an explosive so large as to rip the plane in half or (b) an explosive...
17th Nov 2015, 18:36
Replies: 211
Views: 138,704
Posted By MountainBear

I have no doubt that the Russians found explosive...

I have no doubt that the Russians found explosive residue on that plane. The question is who put it there? I am deeply suspicious both because of the timing of the announcement (four days after...
9th Nov 2015, 22:04
Replies: 2,082
Views: 2,284,057
Posted By MountainBear

Russian (MAK)--because it was their citizens and...

Russian (MAK)--because it was their citizens and their flight.
Egyptian (ECAA)--because it landed in their territory
French (BEA)--because it was their plane.

I assume BEA will mostly be doing...
7th Nov 2015, 23:46
Replies: 2,082
Views: 2,284,057
Posted By MountainBear

No. Irrelevant. The...

No.




Irrelevant.

The fundamental assumption these posts make is that the instrumentation was working properly and being monitored properly. We don't know that. All we know is the that the...
6th Nov 2015, 21:12
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Posted By MountainBear

This could have been said much more simply (but...

This could have been said much more simply (but less diplomatically) in three letters:

CYA
31st Oct 2015, 23:07
Replies: 2,082
Views: 2,284,057
Posted By MountainBear

Based upon the many pictures here: Russia...

Based upon the many pictures here:

Russia Plane Crash Debris Found in Egypt's Sinai Desert - NBC News...
2nd Feb 2015, 02:58
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,791,260
Posted By MountainBear

That is a justification to pass the buck and not...

That is a justification to pass the buck and not a technical argument. One of the more troublesome aspects of making the computer the pilot is the issue of accountability. Right now "pilot error" is...
1st Feb 2015, 23:32
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Views: 3,791,260
Posted By MountainBear

I'd like to address this point because it is...

I'd like to address this point because it is based upon what is a common yet faulty understanding of the nature of computer systems software. All software design is a function of collective...
1st Feb 2015, 21:17
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,791,260
Posted By MountainBear

This is a fascinating psychological topic. The...

This is a fascinating psychological topic. The general consensus in the literature is that pilots revert to a primitive concept that equates flying with climbing. This makes sense in that in order to...
1st Feb 2015, 20:58
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,791,260
Posted By MountainBear

I'll take the computer. Here's the thing...

I'll take the computer.

Here's the thing about a computer--it still has enormous upside because the software is the result of a collective endeavor. It is true enough that in short run there might...
1st Feb 2015, 02:53
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,791,260
Posted By MountainBear

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Path_dependence ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Path_dependence

He'd encountered a similar situation on the same plane before. To understand his frame of mind, walk in his shoes.
31st Jan 2015, 20:16
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,791,260
Posted By MountainBear

That is what I said two days ago in a post that...

That is what I said two days ago in a post that got deleted but in any event it is only one possibility. Another possibility is simply that the cpt. got angry at the flaky computer and decided to...
30th Jan 2015, 23:25
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,791,260
Posted By MountainBear

@Healy and others. Please stop using the...

@Healy and others.

Please stop using the word "reset". The FACs was not reset.



https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/26161092/computer-glitch-distracted-airasia-pilot/

A circuit breaker is...
28th Jan 2015, 04:21
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,791,260
Posted By MountainBear

Several posters have danced around the issue but...

Several posters have danced around the issue but it's better to be direct. The "Airbus philosophy" of envelope protection needs to be revisited. Either one of two things is going to happen over the...
20th Jan 2015, 22:29
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,791,260
Posted By MountainBear

You forgot deliberately holding back on the...

You forgot deliberately holding back on the stick, non?
18th Jan 2015, 02:51
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Views: 3,791,260
Posted By MountainBear

That is a reasonable inference.

That is a reasonable inference.
15th Jan 2015, 03:43
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,791,260
Posted By MountainBear

Why? It's exactly what they did in the Russian...

Why? It's exactly what they did in the Russian crash two years ago.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Salak_Sukhoi_Superjet_100_crash

I won't say the report was the best thing I've ever read...
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Aug 2014, 04:06
Replies: 4
Views: 2,961
Posted By MountainBear

NTSB blames ATC for ACE air crash

Anchorage Center controller a factor in 2013 fatal crash | Alaska Dispatch (http://www.adn.com/article/20140811/anchorage-center-controller-factor-2013-fatal-crash)

For apparently the first time...
16th Jun 2014, 06:29
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,310,367
Posted By MountainBear

Is this a guess or has this actually been...

Is this a guess or has this actually been confirmed by a real world test?
10th Apr 2014, 19:39
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,310,367
Posted By MountainBear

That's the wrong question. Let me tell you what I...

That's the wrong question. Let me tell you what I think is extremely frightening. I think it's extremely frightening when people obsess about the last accident as an excuse to avoid thinking about a...
8th Apr 2014, 21:07
Replies: 73
Views: 44,176
Posted By MountainBear

Interesting. If you have any links to published...

Interesting. If you have any links to published research it would be great to share them with the forum.
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