Thursday, June 11, 2015

crash linked to plane data being wiped

This is scary, particularly if you are a nervous flier. A military plane crashed in Spain on May 9th. The investigation team now believes it crashed because data files for 3 of the 4 engines were wiped due to a software fault. The engines did not respond properly shortly after take-off. I haven't really thought about data and its impact on flying in awhile. There was nothing the crew could do to reset the computers or software in time to prevent their deaths. Three people died. It's amazing this doesn't happen more often with a greater death toll. This will surely have some repercussions in data and software for plane engines. Read more about it here http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33078767

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