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Old 02-13-2018, 04:41 PM   #16
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I wonder if they were in white-out conditions and just couldn't see that they were descending?
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Old 02-14-2018, 01:31 AM   #17
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Pitot/Static tube icing/blockages will kill you, here is a short list of previous incidents.

Northwest Airlines Flight 6231 (1974)
Birgenair Flight 301 (1996)
Aeroperú Flight 603 (1996)
Austral Líneas Aéreas Flight 2553 (1997)
XL Airways Germany Flight 888T (2007) (Iced up Angle-of-attack sensors)
Air France Flight 447 (2009)
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Old 02-14-2018, 03:33 AM   #18
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Not switching on pitot heat is a pretty fast way to ice those tubes up. Disastrous mistake.

Well .. that and what looks like a CFIT as well. RIP all.
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