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Bug

+ - Amsterdam plane crash caused by software bug?

Submitted by laughingskeptic
laughingskeptic (1004414) 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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