- May 10, 2006
- Preston, Lancs
- S204 C220CDi Sport ED125 BlueEfficiency, NTG 4.5, AMG bits!
I watched a documentary last week (which I'd recorded so not sure when it was on) about the Concorde disaster. Most of the mistakes leading to the crash were pretty much down to errors on the Air France side - including overloaded fuel/baggage not all weighed/rotated too soon/fire extinguished too soon/spacer not put on wheel bogey! Maybe Concorde would have stayed in service longer - even though 9/11 finally put the mockers on it - if Air France had handled better?Which all flies in the face (no pun intended) of the wisdom generated over many years that automation monitoring humans completing a task generally has a better outcome when the wheel comes off than humans monitoring automation.
A prime example of humans failing to correctly identify the problem when automation has failed, and therefore also failing to take appropriate action.
As an aside, Air France is one legacy "flag carrier" airline I will never fly with due to their less-than-stellar performance when it comes to safety matters - both maintenance and in the air.
Anybody else find their breath catching when they see Concorde? It really was the most sublimely beautiful piece of engineering. So wish I could have flown on it