- Apr 29, 2005
That's not true either; there are two possible steps: hit the big red button that tells the computer to stop it and a guarded circuit breaker that kills the power if the button didn't work. Flip the guard, stab the button and get back to work.
Source: An Air Canada pilot that flies these planes.
Finally someone who is a pilot. So could a recent software update disable or change commands inadvertently of the "big red button" that tells the computer to stop? Are their any fail safes in the software?
From a google search, software probably played a role in these crashes.