A rare computer glitch has been blamed for the 2008 turbulence incident that injured 119 passengers and crew on Qantas (QF) Airbus A330 flight 72 from Singapore to Perth (ATW Daily News, Oct. 7, 2008). The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATBS), which issued its final report Monday, found that while the aircraft was cruising at 37,000 ft., one of its three air data inertial reference units (ADIRUs) started outputting intermittent, incorrect data—or spikes—on airspeed, ...

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