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After studying the An-148’s flight data recorder, the Interstate Aviation Committee said Sunday’s crash near Moscow occurred after the pilots saw conflicting data on two airspeed indicators.
Aside from the loss of airspeed indication, everything is working fine.
But neither Bonin nor Roberts has ever received training in how to deal with an unreliable airspeed indicator at cruise altitude, or in flying the airplane by hand under such conditions.
Responding improperly to unreliable airspeed readings, the pilots allowed the plane to slow too much and mistakenly continued to pull up the nose at a sharp angle, resulting in a stall that killed all 228 people.
Ice accumulation can wreak havoc inside modern jet engines or on the tips of airspeed-measuring devices extending from the noses of jets, called pitot tubes.
General information is often all that is required, such as altitude within 100 feet or airspeed within 10 knots.
When airspeed indicators malfunction, autopilots typically kick off and pilots are then forced, at least temporarily, to manually fly the plane.
The second was to collect data on the flight's performance, such as airspeed, according to Hybrid Air Vehicles.
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Definition of airspeed for English Language Learners
: the speed at which an aircraft moves through the air
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