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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:49 AM

Instruments showing wrong speed may have brought down Russian plane: TASS

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS FEBRUARY 13, 2018 / 9:36 AM / UPDATED 13 MINUTES AGO

Instruments showing wrong speed may have brought down Russian plane: TASS

Reuters Staff
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - A plane crash near Moscow on Sunday which killed all 71 people on board could have been caused in part by instruments showing incorrect speed, the TASS news agency quoted investigators as saying on Tuesday.

The instruments could have malfunctioned because sensors had iced over, said the Russia Interstate Aviation Committee, which is investigating the crash.

The AN-148 passenger plane was en route from Moscow to the Russian provincial city of Orsk and was operated by Russia’s Saratov Airlines.

Reporting by Polina Nikolskaya; Editing by Polina Ivanova


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-airplane-crash/instruments-showing-wrong-speed-may-have-brought-down-russian-plane-tass-idUSKCN1FX1PO

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LastLiberal in PalmSprings Feb 2018 #1

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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:02 PM

1. This is why they invented pitot heat.

I guess we shouldn't be surprised, though. We lost a multi-billion dollar B-2 stealth bomber on takeoff because of moisture on sensors, resulting in the flight computers getting the wrong information.


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The error caused the aircraft to pitch up suddenly and stall. As it fell off to the left the two pilots ejected safely.

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