- Apr 13, 2005
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Complicating the cockpit confusion, neither the German pilot nor the young, inexperienced Cypriot co-pilot could speak the same language fluently, and each had difficulty understanding how the other spoke English, the worldwide language of air traffic control.
I agree with you S's M. From my old flight engineer days, my ears pick up the least bit of cabin pressure change or lack of change. But I have flown with many many folks whose ear drums must be made of 3 inch thick cowhide and would never catch any changes what-so-ever. While your ears are screaming that something is wrong, the person sitting 3 feet from you is in blissfull ignorance. I guess everyone is different.Stifler's Mom said:If the cabin wasn't pressurizing correctly, my ears popping like crazy would be an automatic indication that something wasn't right, confusinf alarms or not.
Any of the following conditions would trigger a Take-Off configuration warning (typically gear down is down and locked):User997 said:The article stated that the warning sound indicates a possibility of two problems: The airplane was inproperly configured for takeoff, or the cabin was not pressurizing.
Since this alarm went off at 10,000 feet, which one of those two make the most sense to troubleshoot?
Heck, even if there was confusion, if there was only two possible indications for that warning to go off, don't you think you should probably check both just to be safe? Especially something as serious as a pressurization issue?