Investigators: Pitot Tubes’ Heating System Off On Fatal An-148 Flight

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Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) is preparing safety recommendations on Antonov An-148 pitot tubes aimed at preventing future accidents similar to the Feb. 11 Saratov Airlines crash near Moscow. The committee revealed that the heating system for three pitot tubes had been in the off...
Jens Flottau

Based in Frankfurt, Germany, Jens is executive editor and leads Aviation Week Network’s global team of journalists covering commercial aviation.

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