Re: AA BDL MD-80 Incident

From:         eemaan@aimnet.com (Ethan Schell)
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Date:         19 Dec 95 02:03:06 
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In article <airliners.1995.1952@ohare.Chicago.COM>, John <johnd@en.com> wrote:

> >> The problem
> >> seems to be an incorrect altimeter setting/ indication problem as the
> >> pilots were 300 ft. lower than they thought.<<<
>
> Altimeter settings are only updated once and hour in the Artcc's.

According to the AIM, ATIS is updated upon the receipt of any official
hourly and special weather (I'm assuming the tower was open). Is an
altimeter change of .3" within one hour not significant?

Ethan Schell

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