Re: Configuration Warning Sys at T/O

From: (MarkyMoe)
Organization: America Online, Inc. (1-800-827-6364)
Date:         01 Feb 95 08:24:38 
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If the circuit breaker to the CAWS system is pulled, as the Northwest crew
had done, this could happen. The crew had pulled it because Northwest's
operating procedures did not allow aircraft to taxi with flaps/slats
extended. Therefore, every time the crew advanced the throttles to move,
they got the "flaps" & "slats" takeoff warning from the CAWS system. They
pulled the breaker, but got distracted during the takeoff checklist (stew
in cockpit). The rest is history.

Let me know if this answers your question.


Mark Mehren