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Aeroflot Flight 593 Disaster Kid In The Cockpit Part 2

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Published on: May 29, 2008 Category: Airline Videos,   Incidents and Accidents,  

The captain of Aeroflot Flight 593 brings his two children into the cockpit. He sits his daughter in the captain's seat and she has a turn at being a pilot, though she does not touch the controls. Then the pilot's 15 year old son has a turn in the captain's seat. He turns the control yoke to the right then brings it back to the neutral position. The autopilot tries to command a roll to correct the aircraft's course, but the boy is holding the yoke in the neutral position. This causes the autopilot roll servo to disconnect from the aileron control system. Flight 593 banks right at a 90 degree angle. The pilot tries to get his son to correct the turn but the aircraft stalls. The aircraft enters a spin and the pilots find that due to high g-forces they cannot reach the control columns. The First Officer manages to reach his control column and together with the captain's son pulls the aircraft out of the dive, but it is too late. The aircraft crashes at a near-level attitude and all 75 people on board die.

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