Date: 25 Nov 96 06:18:47 From: email@example.com Organization: America Online, Inc. (1-800-827-6364) (1.10) Followups: 1 2 3 4
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The NTSB investigators are ignoring the 4th. possible cause of this accident. After the bomb, missle and mechanical failure theories there is the "induced pilot reaction" to erroneous flight instrument indications including gyro instrument precessing due to a weather induced pitch-up, or wake turbulence from a preceeding aircraft. Wake turbulence can persist for 45 minutes or more in completely smooth air. All pilots, especially those flying swept-wing aircraft should read the CAB report SA-372 on the Northwest Airlines Boeing 720B accident near Miami, FL on February 12, 1963. This report is the classic example of a weather induced pitch-up and pilot induced upset accident.