Re: Boeing 737 crash

From:         Pete Mellor <>
Date:         16 Jan 95 21:39:07 
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Lars-Henrik Eriksson <> wrote on 12 Jan 95 01:56:05:- 

> Considering that the incident was in the UK where the use of QFE is
> common, it might have been a confusion between using QFE or QNH as the
> altimeter setting.

Why is the fact that the aircraft was flying in the UK relevant? Surely 
QNH altitude is used during the cruise phase and QFE during take-off 
and approach in all countries? 

Yours, puzzled, 

Peter Mellor, Centre for Software Reliability, 
City University, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB 
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