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Airbus Crash

The authorities are making progress with the loss of the Airbus A320-200 which disappeared on a flight to Singapore on 28th December.
Pings have been detected and there is hope the black  boxes will be located soon.
Airbus Crash

( I looked for a thread on this incident but couldn't find one. If one exists could a Mod please merge this post. Thank you)
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The last part of the report  quotes officials as saying it was to early to confirm the sound was coming from the black boxes.
I don't understand that ? The sound must be at a known frequency so where else might it be coming from ?
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I guess they could be ultra careful in not wanting to build up hopes too soon. They do, however, seem to be getting results in the search.
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Air Asia has confirmed this morning that they have found the black box. They are still searching for the cockpit voice recorder and say they think they know where is is located.
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Now confirmed...... Main Fuselage found....
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30813420
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It's to be hoped they get some information about what caused the crash now that the black boxes have been found. More bodies have been found which will allow relatives closure.
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Looks like the plane encountered turbulence and the pilots made a mistake by trying to climb at an excessive rate - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30902237
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I thought the Airbus A320 was 'fly by wire', surely the computers would override any pilot demand that took the aircraft out of it's design envelope ?
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Pilots can still override the computers I think.
It's still very early in the investigation and some aviation experts have taken the information given today with a pinch of salt until the preliminary report is published.
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Surely there would be on board  computers that would warn them they were about to stall even though they were in direct  control of the plane.?
Years ago I had one of those Microsoft plane & helicopter simulators and if you tried to climb to quickly you got a stall warning,  passenger planes must surely be fitted with stalling warnings ?
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Pilots can still override the computers I think.
Wasn't there a crash some time ago at an airshow low level fly by. where the aircraft computers overrode the pilot applying power and trying to climb.
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I have to agree with AndyH the report should be read with a large pinch of salt at this stage. Would an experienced pilot climb if he didn't have permission to do so?
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Typical BBC report
1,828m per minute - a fighter jet can do over 10,000m per minute
It is far more likely that the aircraft had entered a severe vertical column of air that resulted in the high rate of climb.and subsequent stall
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Wasn't there a crash some time ago at an airshow low level fly by. where the aircraft computers overrode the pilot applying power and trying to climb.

I remember that - as I recall the computers mistook the low-level, low speed fly-by as an attempt to land