|Quoting hilram (Reply 182):|
Too dangerous to fly these Airlines where pilots will be scolded and possibly sacked for being "over-cautios". I also have in mind the recent Air Asia X accident, where pilots saw the bad weather, were aware of the dangers, and pressed on rather than go back.
All these efforts to mandate weather radar, checks, develop procedures etc. are seemingly trumphed by horrible fear-driven corporate culture.
Exactly, or even other pilots mocking them for not doing a flight, the super pilot aura of some guys is extremely dangerous.
Correct if Yaw Damper is engage.
The procedure says that the Pilot flying (PF) reduce the Thrust of failed engine after getting the comfiguration of PNF (pilot not flying) and the PNF after checking nothing is wrong and after getting PF
confirmation will Feather the engine.
So in this case "if they followed the procedure" (personally I think they didnt), both were wrong, plus the pilot in the jump seat.
I have seen this situation in the Simulator few times, usually (I'm not saying this time happened) the captain decide to do all the steps without any confirmation (because he's the captain and he can't be wrong) and did a wrong identification of the failed engine. A big CRM issue.
Let's wait and see the investigation. It's really very sad when a pilot error cause an accident, specially if it's for causes that they'd been avoided.