Field and David use their forensic skills to assess whether there is evidence that the recent crash of the Sukhoi Superjet was caused by industrial sabotage.
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Undercover US agents brought down our new Superjet: Russia’s extraordinary claim about crash which killed 45
24 May 2012
The crash of the Sukhoi Superjet
Jim Stone, independent journalist
The comminications were hijacked, and someone claiming to be the pilot radioed the tower and said he was going to descend to 6,000 feet, which, since the pilot was Russia´s best, seems highly implausible. This was to explain why, on radar, the plane was descending willfully when all logic said it should not.
The Guild of Air Pilots & Air Navigators (GAPAN)
The principal activities of the Guild are centred on sponsoring and encouraging action and activities designed to ensure that aircraft are piloted and navigated safely by aviators who are highly competent, self-reliant, dependable and respected.
Air Line Pilots Association
Field refers to this association several times during the broadcast.
Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC)
FADEC is a system consisting of a digital computer and ancillary components that control an aircraft’s engine and propeller. First used in turbine-powered aircraft, and referred to as full authority digital electronic control, these sophisticated control systems are increasingly being used in piston powered aircraft.