Re: Peruvian 757 crash -- possible cause reported

Date:         10 Nov 96 04:52:42 
From:         "john r." <>
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In article <airliners.1996.2279@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Karl Swartz
<kls@ohare.Chicago.COM> writes
>Reportedly, maintenance crews placed duct tape over the static ports
>This would explain the complete instrumentation failure, though it
>fails to explain why the pilots did not recognize a problem with the
>airspeed indicator during takeoff and either abort the takeoff or
>immediately return to the airport.

It also shows how important the Mk 1 eyeball is. The preflight walkround
should have picked that up.

This is what happens when you get too rushed or to careless to look at
john r.      Avionics Maint. 747 757 767 777