The ATSB held another briefing on the QF 72 accident today which includes an animation of the episodes of uncontrolled flight, a pitch up from level cruise and two dives which might even squeeze in between the financial crisis coverage on tonight’s news casts. In fact it resembles some of the graphs of the flight from listed stocks on the ASX today.
The press conference put to rest the rumors about laptop computer interference. It also included this important reference to the aircraft involved:-
‘Ongoing activities include a detailed review of the aircraft’s maintenance history, including checking on compliance with relevant Airworthiness Directives, although initial indications are that the aircraft met the relevant airworthiness requirements’.
Certainty is needed.