Re: AA changes rules after BDL incident

From:         "Joseph D. Farrell" <erisajd@Neca.com>
Organization: Benefits Litigation Concepts
Date:         21 Dec 95 03:33:09 
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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. . .