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Bug

+ - Amsterdam plane crash caused by software bug?

Submitted by laughingskeptic
laughingskeptic writes: The automatic pilot apparently powered down the engines at 2000 ft altitude because one input, the altimeter, told it the plane had landed. A modern plane has a number of inputs from which the 'landed' status could be determined and it seems to me that it is a major bug for one of them to be taken as the controlling input in a situation like this.

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