Re: Peruvian 757 crash -- possible cause reported

Date:         17 Nov 96 20:04:03 
From:         Rick Hull <rickhull@netrix.net>
Organization: DigiSys Incorporated
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>In the Caribbean accident the stand-by Airspeed and altimeter would have
>functioned normaly.  In the Aeroperu the crew would have still had Radar
>altitude in addition to a GS indication provided by the inertial navs.

  In defense of the pilots, in the Caribbean case, there were conflicting
readings, including one that the plane was going too fast. The pilots
didn't know which one to react to.
  In the Peruvian case, the pilot was mislead by a radar report from a
ground station, and believed he was safely 10,000 feet high, when
actually he was just above the water.