Interesting that even when following Boeing’s procedures they couldn’t save the plane, presumably they couldn’t complete the override steps within the above 40s?! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47812225
This is exactly what I've heard from pilots operating this model. One of the issues is even when the nose down action is overridden by the pilots it resets every 10 seconds. To fully override the system the pilots need to remove the circuit breakers which clearly they aren't trained for in this situation. Furthermore flight simulations have shown in some instances both pilots have to apply nearly 40kg of force (80kg total) on the yoke to simply keep the plane in level flight. One report says a pilot had to brace himself with his feet against the console..... With the plane hurtling towards the ground at 380 knots in the case of Lion air could even the best trained pilots have saved the aircraft.....?