We instructed fleet replacement pilots in recovery from swept wing stalls, but started at 30,000 feet. It would take thousands to recover. With the engines at full throttle and enough below stall speed the thrust would have to be almost equal to the total weight of the aircraft. The stall warning wouldn't be a factor in those flying conditions; the crews are thoroughly trained to recognize and recover from this incipient flight condition. It would seem likely that something drastic occurred. I don't see how they could have enough altitude to recover.Could an experienced pilot recover from this?
It looks like they have some altitude, that could've been converted to speed, but it is hard to say for sure from this angle. I believe there is a stall warning system installed on this plane. Something got terrible wrong.
Yes...I'm not sure if it is still common practice but I thought that military or contract cargo ops usually state that in a conflict zone a higher angle of attack departure is used to get out of range of small arms fire etc. Cargo shift as a result or contributor or run away trim any number of things meant for a bad day. May they rest in peace.
I've had a runaway electric trim on takeoff before. The switch on the yoke broke. Got my attention for sure.