I think this story will get even better (worse actually)….
For those who play the slots, Three Cherries and Three Sevens are a welcome sight.
But maybe it’s a poor combo on landing?
Here’s the bottom line:
Glide Slope Indicators, Auto Throttles, and all that stuff are only aids for the pilot.
The pilot’s job is to have acquired sufficient skill to land the plane without these aids, and most can do it… And of course, the co-pilot is there to assure everything is double checked.
And here we see Pilots and/or their Associations attempt to blame an auto throttle? I have seen it reported in two major media pieces.
The head of the NTSB is being criticized for sharing ‘basic facts’ with the public, can you imagine? I for one enjoy the contrast I see between NTSB and other entities that should have autonomy and should defend it to the death. I’ll let you decide where you see the most contrast, but I suggest you look at other current events.
Let’s have a contest, see if you can make up a good excuse for this landing..
Added note: I’ve decided to add to this post using ‘comments’ scroll down, I think this is worth your while because there is so much of this going on.