Flight 587

Old Dec 18, 01, 12:51 pm
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Flight 587

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Old Dec 18, 01, 1:04 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">According to Marshall, Flight 587, an Airbus A300, used a modern "fly-by-wire” computer system and could fly quite easily with complete loss of the vertical fin and rudder.</font>
The A300 is not fly-by-wire. Some expert.

This same article was discussed, and debunked, on USaviation.com:

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Old Dec 18, 01, 11:57 pm
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Fly-by-wire doesn't mean the plane is suspended by a wire. All the computers in the world can't fly a plane that's missing wings, engines, vertical stabalizers, fins, etc..

Next he's going to say, "the plane was equipped with fully flat sleeper-seats in first class, thus the aircraft could fly over 500 miles per hour.

What an idiot.

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