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    You could not rule it out unless all OAT's were above freezing where the plane was operating at. Unlike Carb ice it is directly related to visible moisture and actual OAT (temperature) for the types of planes we are referring to because they are not fast where some heating effect is present. Ice accumulation can be rapid and the only way to counteract it is to fly clear of cloud and descend where possible to a warmer level. The props ice up and vibrate making the instruments impossible to read and the airframe loses aerodynamic efficiency and your stall speed can become quite high due to the altered airfoil shape and added weight. Supercooled rain drops can form ice very rapidly. Nev
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    The recovery technique used on earlier versions was NOT suitable for this version and the differences course did not bother to mention the system or how it worked even in other countries as Boeing thought the pilots didn't need to know about it. This was publicly stated by one of their senior executives.. It was designed to work automatically to reduce the angle of attack by actuating forward STABILISER trim at high altitudes primarily. (I presume) When a sensor or sensors fail all bets are off with this type of system logic. The pilot in this case fought the plane for an agonizing time to it's inevitable fate having not been informed of the "problem " pre flight as the pilot the previous day had. From what I know, I don't blame the crew at all for this tragic event. You need to be careful where you get your information from. Recovery of the CVR will help clarify the situation. The Company have decided to spend dollars to search for it . There are strong currents in that area which haven't helped. Nev
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    Yes, human factors comes into play (remote stranded passengers), as does “airmanship” (perhaps an antiquated term these days) - but I’m an old guy with an appreciation of powerful modern tech + old lessons learned by other’s mistakes. Garfly, your last ATSB 1971 link may well be closest to the mark on such airmanship: “The probable cause of the accident was that the pilot persisted with such determination or confidence in his attempts to reach his destination in the face of deteriorating weather conditions, that he did not ensure he could safely discontinue the approach at any time and still maintain visual reference to the significant terrain.” May we all heed the lessons of those who have challenged avoidable disasters and paid the ultimate price.
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    Further to previous reply, all photos uploaded using 'choose files' below are shown as 300 x 200 thumbnails. Click them to see the larger version. Photos copied and pasted using Ctrl C and Ctrl V appear full size.
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    It’s all good . Just tap on the thumbnails and they automatically enlarge ..... Bob
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    NUDITY. It's great I do it Every time I shower. Alway's wash your socks separately !. Every-one I know was born NUDE. Prove me wrong on that one. Don't wear a hat just because of "alopecia" spacesailor
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