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A gripping account of how a major air disaster was averted, by the captain and former Top Gun pilot Instinctively, I release my pressure on the sidestick Out of my subconscious, a survival technique from a previous life emerges Neutralise I m not in control so I must neutralise controls I never imagined I d use this part of my military experience in a commercial airliner On routine flight QF from Singapore to Perth onOctober , the primary flight computers went rogue, causing the plane to pitch down, nose first, towards the Indian Ocean twiceThe Airbus A carryingpassengers and crew was out of control, with violent negative G forces propelling anyone and anything untethered through the cabin roofIt took the skill and discipline of veteran US Navy Top Gun Kevin Sullivan, captain of the ill fated flight, to wrestle the plane back under control and perform a high stakes emergency landing at a RAAF base on the WA coastkilometres north of PerthIn No Man s Land, the captain of the flight tells the full story for the first time It s a gripping, blow by blow account of how, along with his co pilots, Sullivan relied on his elite military training to land the gravely malfunctioning plane and narrowly avert what could have been a horrific air disasterAs automation becomes the way of the future, and in the aftermath of Ethiopian Airlines flightand Lion Air flight JT, the story of QF raises important questions about how much control we relinquish to computers and whetherchecks and balances are needed

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