From: Zagreb, Croatia
For those who you who are interested reference the Spitfire incident at East Midlands airport...
I heard through the grapevine today that the accident was caused by the seat to stick interface. In this case it accidentally operated the undercarriage lever to up instead of selecting the flaps to up. Now this is a surprise to many people as the flap control lever is (a) a totally different type of operation and (b) on the other side of the cockpit altogether. Word has it that they've racked up a £400k repair bill At least it hadn't just had a very expensive major servicing. Oh wait, it had!....
Interesting... thanks for info Martin!
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