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5/5 The Plane That Wouldn't Talk (Mixed Signals)

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Published on: Jan 26, 2010 Category: Airline Videos,   Incidents and Accidents,  

investigators find now clues in the wreckage, only the plane's black box the tape raises perplexing questeion how have the failure of one single instrument cause the crash of one of the worls's most sophisticated airliners? Birgenair Flight 301 February 6, 1996 Boeing 757-200 Pitot tube blocked by mud dauber wasp, FMC error, autopilot error and pilot error Birgenair Flight 301 is scheduled to fly from Puerto Plata to Frankfurt. On takeoff, the captain finds that his air speed indicator (ASI) is not reading properly, though the co-pilot's ASI is showing the correct speed. Both pilots become confused and believe that both ASIs are malfunctioning. They lose control of the aircraft and it crashes in the Caribbean Sea. All 13 crew members and 176 passengers die.

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