Air blue crash has been finalized as a case of Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT), in which aircrew failed to display superior judgment and professional skills in a self created unsafe environment. In their pursuit to land in inclement weather, they committed serious violations of procedures and breaches of flying discipline, which put the aircraft in an unsafe condition over dangerous terrain at low altitude.
JRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4741 posts, RR: 49
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3205 times:
Quoting bennett123 (Reply 3):
I find it incredible that the FO did not act out of sheer self preservation.
I can see why he didn't. If someone has been grilling you for some time, working on your confidence in a negative way I can see how you become submissive, especially considering that this is not a western country, which in general seem to have less of a problem challenging authority. If you look at the avherald link the F/O did try, but the actions of the captain earlier likely made him too passive.
For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and ther
garpd From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2803 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2783 times:
I've not read about such poor CRM and such a bully of a Captain since Van Zanten's jaunt down the Tenerife runway.
The real crazy thing about this flight is that, if the FO had become more assertive and taken over control, he'd be probably have been out of a job before he got back to home base. Beaurocratic nonesense would had gotten him fired for countermanding his Captain's orders, as no doubt the bully would have filed a formal complaint.