Re: AA BDL MD-80 Incident

From:         "Joseph D. Farrell" <>
Organization: Benefits Litigation Concepts
Date:         20 Dec 95 15:52:05 
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>>>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?<<<

Nah, whats 300 feet among friends on final approach in fog with a 795 foot
obstruction when your starting altitude is 1080 feet, hmmm, 1080-795=285,
or, 15 feet underground!!

Somebody was not paying attention.  There is no such thing as an accident,
merely the consequences of somebody not paying attention, doing something
stupid or not thinking carefully about what they are about to do.  I
recently need stitches after doing simething stupid, not thinking and
hitting a glass light cover to dislodge it, which instead broke the glass.
Yet, this is an 'accident.'

Ethan, your life vest is no help against trees and gound!!! :-)