stick shaker

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stick shaker

A stall warning device that, in addition to warning the pilot, may also automatically recover the aircraft from the stall.
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In that accident, investigators said, the pilot failed to respond appropriately to a "stick-shaker" warning of a potential stall from low air speed - similar conditions to those under investigation in the Saturday crash of Asiana Flight 214 in San Francisco, which killed two people and injured more than 180.
Stick-shaker (stall warning) incident on QantasLink Boeing 717 with roughly 100 passengers found to be due to pilot misprogramming of the system.
As the aircraft tried to climb out from Tambo International Airport, known for its 'hot and high' environment, the jet lost a "significant amount of lift", says the CAA, and the stick-shaker immediately engaged, warning of an approaching stall.
I agree that when a perfectly good transport category airplane is allowed to slow to stick-shaker speed and the wrong control inputs are made, there's an issue in the cockpit.
Clearly, any time a perfectly good transport category airplane is allowed to slow to stick-shaker speed and the exact wrong control input is made, there's something askew in the cockpit.