So the accident captain says the autopilot stopped responding to input. The AIBN rather drily points out that it really doesn’t look like that was the case, but whatever. I gotta wonder if he’s speaking the truth, consciously lying, or has succumbed to denialism? Either way, this report puts him in a rather embarrassing position.
I must sympathize a bit. I had an autopilot malfunction that put me on top of a cute little boat in a marina. It took a while before I was able to reproduce the issue, and about as long before anyone believed me. It sucked.