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post #9 of (permalink) Old 06-13-2009, 06:32 AM
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Not to keep anyone off the airlines but... pilots don't fly these large planes anyway. They are all "fly-by-wire," meaining pilots only provide inputs to the computer that flys it.

We had a B2 crash just off the runway at Anderson AB, Guam because the computer thought the B2 was "nose low" and was making adjustments to "pull up". Actually, it was "nose high" and it stalled then crashed. The pilots tried to push the nose down but the computer's input wouldn't let them.

Video here.
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