August 8, 2009

NO ONE FLIES AEROFLOT:

Airspeed systems failed on US jets (JOAN LOWY, 8/07/09, AP)

On at least a dozen recent flights by U.S. jetliners, malfunctioning equipment made it impossible for pilots to know how fast they were flying, federal investigators have discovered. A similar breakdown is believed to have played a role in the Air France crash into the Atlantic that killed all 228 people aboard in June. [...]

The equipment failures, all involving Northwest Airlines Airbus A330s, were brief and were noticed only after safety officials began investigating the Air France crash - on a Rio de Janeiro to Paris flight - and two other recent in-flight malfunctions.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 8, 2009 6:43 AM
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