Tuesday, June 10, 2008

B2's Guam crash report

My buddy Zim, long ago, used to work for the maker of this plane. Interesting report.

Pitot tube calibration, using heated air to burn out moisture build up, the Air Force concludes, could have prevented this crash. Luckily, no one was killed, but it was another $1.4 BILLION dollar mistake, coming from an administration (and Air Force recently) full of mistakes.


  1. i actually used to work *on* that project, too. i worked on the software that tested the avionics systems of the bombers on the assembly line.

  2. "so many water molecules, so little time" (slanted paraphrase of Gale Snoats, Raising Arizona).


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