Computer Overrides Fingered

The AF447 accident again shows the danger inherent in automated flight-control systems where computers can override pilots. Clearly, whatever happened in the first seconds of the disaster led the crew to believe the aircraft was in danger of exceeding its critical Mach number. The only other thing...

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