Re: AA changes rules after BDL incident

From:         Andrew Goldfinger <Andy.Goldfinger@aplmail.jhuapl.edu>
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Date:         18 Dec 95 15:26:06 
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In article <airliners.1995.1927@ohare.Chicago.COM> John Harvie/CAM/Lotus,
John_Harvie/CAM/Lotus.LOTUS@crd.lotus.com writes:
>The plane should have been flying at 1,080 feet, but instead approached
>at less than 900 feet and sheared off the tops of oak trees along Metacomet
>Ridge in East Granby, Conn.

Does this mean that an aircraft flying a proper approach would have
cleared the ridge by only 180 feet?  Isn't this too close for comfort?