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Plane nosedives 500 feet shortly after takeoffA flight could have been just seconds away from crashing into the ground after an incorrect autopilot setting caused the plane to plummet, an investigation has (www.foxnews.com) More...
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Note to Fox News: the photo you have accompanying this story is of an Embraer 195 jet, not the Bombardier q400 type turboprop aircraft involved in the incident. If one picture is worth a thousands words, make sure the right picture is used in your stories.
LOL... Good Catch... Where there are similarities in those to planes... I mean that both have wings, Rudder, Elevator, 2 Engines.... Seems to be all the press is concerned about, but that image is missing 2 very important items.... Known as Props...
Typical for Fox...heck they still show film of a dude firing a 30 mm machine gun on a single pivot stand from about 20 years ago! Wonder if they ran out of new video ?
PS: Yes , I'm a Fox fan almost all the time!
anybody willing to say outloud that having pilotless airliners is still a desirable idea?
LOL... If I was scheduled to make a flight and found it was pilotless, I would walk instead! NO way would I get on a pilotless plane...
pilot error is a causal factor (i said "a", not "the") in most incidents and accidents. same is true in this particular incident. there's no doubt pilotless is a scary concept, but it's inevitable. would a properly designed entirely autonomous system consider it safe to descend at 4300ft/sec at 1500ft seconds and drive itself into the ground?