Last week the worlds safest airline encounters “extremely rare event, and very, very serious” when stall warning and stick shake. The blame may go on the pilots for not being aware of the dangerously low airspeed. 15 passengers were injured.
Is this something that could of ended in disaster?
just to be clear the plane did not stall
injures are from extreme turbulence that caused pilots to take manual control
my guess is that they kept the throttle the same after the autopilot disengaged but due to the extreme turbulence the airspeed dropped quickly to cause a stall warning. That is my guess could be completely wrong.
What we know for sure
The plane received a stall alert
15 passengers were injured from reported extreme turbulence before the stall
Pilots took manual control just before the stall
The plane was in a holding pattern so it was not at cruising speed
one point i also have to make this event is most likely caused by extreme turbulence so i think investing in clear air turbulence detection technology would be a good idea especially due to the fact that rising global temperatures will increase the amount of this. of course this would mainly be for passenger comfort but could help lower the chance rare situations like this.