1989worstyear wrote:trnswrld wrote:So let me get this straight.... The initial mess up was caused by the captain accidentally hitting the toga button when reaching for the flaps lever? I did not know there was a toga button located down on the console. I thought it was up near the auto pilot console on the glare shield. So hitting this button did nothing until the flaps completely moved to their selected setting? For those more familiar, so it's possible the captain had no idea he even hit this button?
"GA" will show up on the ADI screen indicating it's armed.
After the flaps are out or Glide slope capture. “GA” will not show up by pushing either switch prior to the either of the above occurring — just to be clear.
It’s possible when selecting Flaps 1 the captain accidentally pushed the right switch if he went “under” rather than “over” to select the flaps. But one would have expected him to immediately notice that and take corrective action. Similarly if the PF had his hands on/near the throttles like he should have he could have prevented the throttles from moving excessively.