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Air accidents that was caused by experienced pilot's wrong assumption that the controls were identical in different aircrafts

Aeroflot Flight 821 The attitude indicators used on most Russian aircraft have a different functional configuration from those used on Western (e.g., Boeing, Airbus) aircraft. This was a major cause ...
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Air accidents that was caused by experienced pilot's wrong assumption that the controls were identical in different aircrafts

Have a look at the Kegworth Air Disaster https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kegworth_air_disaster where the pilot shut down the wrong engine because of differences between the 737-300 and 737-400.
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Which underwater crash sites of medium to large aircraft have been captured in sonar imagery?

Deep Sea Vision, an ocean exploration company, says it may have found Amelia Earhart's plane: « By using sonar imaging, a tool for mapping the ocean floor that uses sound waves to measure the ...
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What is a "rapid changes in gravitational force"

Relativity states that the so-called force of gravity is not a force, but an acceleration due to the distortion of space time. There is no physical difference in between gravity and acceleration, or ...
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What is a "rapid changes in gravitational force"

g-force or load factor $n$ = (total acceleration minus the acceleration components due to gravity) / g. It is an acceleration expressed in g-units, or multiples of 9.81 m/s^2. In the equation $n_z$ = ...
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What is a "rapid changes in gravitational force"

In short BBC describes the force variation on persons and objects during the turbulent/windshear event. They say the magnitude was subject to rapid changes. This force is sometimes called the g-force, ...
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What is a "rapid changes in gravitational force"

The TSIB preliminary findings and the BBC use "G" as a short-hand for g-force, which is not the same thing as "gravitational force". They are using the wrong terminology here. The ...
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