From the BEA’s second interim report (BEA 2009) we now know that AF 447 was flown into the water in a deep stall. Given the training and experience of the flight crew how did they end up in such a situation?
With a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s in Systems Engineering, Matthew Squair is a principal consultant with Jacobs Australia. His professional practice is the assurance of safety, software and cyber-security, and he writes, teaches and consults on these subjects. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org