Re: Peruvian 757 crash -- possible cause reported

Date:         10 Nov 96 04:52:42 
From:         "john r." <john@guava.demon.co.uk>
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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
basics.
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john r.      Avionics Maint. 747 757 767 777