Podcast: Understanding a Cockpit in Crisis

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File Size 17.2 MB / Running Time 18:51

The investigation into the crash of Air France Flight 447 has sparked comments on training and automation, but it hasn't provided much insight into the in-cockpit environment of a commercial airliner flying through storms over the ocean at night. For that, we asked 15,000-plus hour airline pilot Jason Goldberg. Then we asked him to describe what happens when systems fail.