Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Failure of controls...Spanair crash caused by a Trojan

 Failure of controls...Spanair crash caused by a Trojan

Several readers have pointed us to an article about the preliminary report of the Spanair flight that crashed on takeoff in 2008 killing 154. The article suggests that a Trojan infected a Spanair computer and this prevented the detection of a number of technical issues with the airplane. The article speculates that if these issues had been detected the plane would not have been permitted to attempt take off.

NOTE:  Another article is here.  Another is here, and this one supports the error being on the pilots' behalves (bad pre-flight checks).
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