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Thread: Malware possible cause for Spanair crash

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    Malware possible cause for Spanair crash

    This if true is rather astonishing and rather scary. Perhaps the first incident that a computer virus killed humans on a mass scale, time to go back to cables and analogue instruments!

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    Actually, they added an update to clarify the report - they said the suspected malware was on a ground-based computer used to monitor aircraft systems, and not a computer on the aircraft itself.

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    Senior Member hiss srq's Avatar
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    Around here and near there.
    I do not recall many of the specifics of this and I am not quite awake enough yet to do any research. Would this be the MD82 that crashed a few years ago on takeoff from MAD?
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