Re: First 757 crash (and first AA fatality since 1979)

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Date:         27 Dec 95 21:43:47 
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On the local news here in Seattle I saw some footage of the wreckage and
noticed a part of the fuselage that had the registration number on it.
My outdated 92/93 issue of JP airline-fleets international says this
aircraft was manufactured 7/91 and delivered 8/91. c/n 24609, s/n 390.
RB211-535E4-B engines.  Most people who read this probably own this book,
but if you don't then you need to go buy a copy!  This info. is also
available on disk as a database from Bucher & Co..  Does any one have any
idea about what happened ?  The news here said that the pilot pulled up
when he saw the mountain.  How could the aircraft get so far off course?
I wonder if pilot fatigue was a factor... Maybe the pilots woke up when
the Ground Proximity Warning System warning horn sounded.  I also wonder
if there was a problem with the ILS system at the airport.
The pilots may have been attempting to intercept the localizer, but maybe
the localizer was not in operation. Hopefully we'll learn something