Doomed UPS plane lacked warning software update -NTSB report

Discussion in 'The Latest UPS Headlines' started by cheryl, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Doomed UPS plane lacked warning software update -NTSB report - Yahoo

    Updated software would have given UPS pilots an earlier warning that they were too low before their cargo jet crashed in August, killing both crew members on approach to the Birmingham, Alabama, airport, a National Transportation Safety Board report concluded.

    An updated version of the warning system's software would have alerted the pilot 5-1/2 seconds before the Airbus A300 freighter, which was on automatic pilot until just before the crash, hit the trees, the study said.
     
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Hmmmm ...
     
  3. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    5 1/2 seconds at an airplanes closing rate still means you're hitting those trees.

    The plane not having the latest updates available are a bit of a problem none the less.
     
  4. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.


    Indeed.
     
  5. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    100 million dollar plane from Europe not equipped with electronic terrain warning system?