Wow. Not accusatory but certainly a conversation-starting article on the latest in the Air France 447 crash by The Telegraph. A pilot’s control in the Airbus, called Side Sticks, are the center of this story as the BEA calls for a potential redesign of the cockpit and instrumentation ahead of the final crash report to be issued next month. The cockpit voice & data recorders captured the final moments as they played out:
Robert takes control and finally lowers the nose, but at that moment a new hazard warning sounds, telling them the surface of the sea is fast approaching. Robert realises the ghastly truth – that he hasn’t enough height to dive to pick up speed. The flight is doomed.