On January 20, 1992, Air Inter Flight 148 crashed into the Vosges Mountains while approaching Strasbourg Airport in Strasbourg, France. 87 of the 96 crew and passengers on board were killed. So why am I writing about a horrible accident on my programming blog? Because of the cause of the crash.

Many factors came together to cause Air Inter Flight 148 to hit a mountain. However one of the primary causes should be of concern to anyone developing software or designing the UI over top of it. The Airbus A320 had the most advanced cockpit in the world. The majority of the gauges and instruments in front of the pilots in this machine are digital.

Here you can find detailed information about the accident. In addition to the technical details can also be found here.
Martin Doms