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04 August 2008



thats so LAME!!!!


A few drops of water. That's all we needed to know.

It is amazing how this bird looks impresive even when it's down.

If a few drops of water could caused such a crash, what about commercial aircraft using this device?

The important thing is that the crew got out safely. Machines can be replaced, people cannot. Good that they figured out what went wrong, hopefully that will prevent future accidents.

At 1.4 billion dollars a pop I hope their analysis is correct and the pre-flight is improved to allow for what brought this plane down.

Better periodic inspections of dehydration elements and moisture sensors would help avoid future incidents.

What I want to know is how did water get into such a sensitive area that could cause such a disaster? Wouldn't it be prudent to seal that could cause catastrophic failure because of a couple drops of H2O? But you cannot blame the Air Force, blame the contractors who built the damn thing and made $1.4 billion doing it. I wonder how many low level engineers screamed to have this one area sealed but the big shots didn't think it would matter. The contractors should supply another one free of cost.

Fit it so that the problem is history.

In reply to the comments above. The Pitot tube and static pressure ports cannot be sealed or they will not perform the function they are designed for. They must be open on one end to read the air pressure in flight. Airplanes have flown with this basic system for 70 years. Water did not cause the accident, improper maintenance of the pitot/static FCS system did. The Mx personel should have identified why the calibration was off before they re-calibrated it.

This is not a first. remember the 767 "lawn mower". Things like this will continue to happen until engineers figure out that the pilot should have the final "over ride" over the computer. Not the other way around.(Delta capt, ret).

The man was a twit when he was on the job and is a twit still. Now he writes a book telling people what they already know and they run off to buy it.

thanks admin
information is the most beautiful treasures

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