From: "Joseph D. Farrell" <erisajd@Neca.com> Organization: Benefits Litigation Concepts Date: 21 Dec 95 03:33:09 References: 1 2
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Andrew Goldfinger <Andy.Goldfinger@aplmail.jhuapl.edu> wrote: >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? No, the appraoch would clear the tree tops by about 400 feet. The pilots begin a VOR 15 approach from 1080 feet IF the runway is in sight, and then they descend from there. . .