From: Stephen L Nicoud <email@example.com> Date: 22 Nov 93 15:41:15 PST
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------- Forwarded Message ------- November 19, 1993 WASHINGTON POST - The captain of a Continental Airlines 727 that almost crash-landed with its wheels retracted in Chicago on Tuesday said heavy traffic and constant collision warnings distracted the crew from its normal duties, the National Transportation Safety Board reported yesterday. Continental flight 1543 from Houston was within 50 feet of the runway when the three crew members realized that the landing gear was not down, officials said. The tail bumped the runway and was damaged as the plane rose successfully. The captain's testimony to a safety board investigator is certain to fuel an ongoing dispute over the Tactical Collision Avoidance System, designed to warn one plane that another is approaching on a possible collision course. ------- End of Forwarded Message ------- Stephen -- Stephen L Nicoud <stephen.nicoud@Boeing.Com> bcstec!bcsaic!stephen.nicoud This message does not represent the views of Boeing. I am not a Boeing spokesperson. I reserve the right to revise, extend and/or revoke my remarks.