Date: 01 Dec 96 04:08:53 From: Andrew Goldfinger <Andy.Goldfinger@jhuapl.edu> Organization: apl References: 1 Followups: 1
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In article <airliners.1996.2554@ohare.Chicago.COM> Mark E. Ingram, email@example.com writes: >If the Delta flight had had on board an alert "flap-watcher" like >yourself, the accident very well may have been prevented. Which brings up a thought I have had for some time. There are significant conditions (such as no-flaps, asymmetric slats or ice on the wings) that are visible from the cabin. In the cabin, there are trained professionals -- the flight attendents. Why not require the flight attendents to verify wing conditions before take off, and call the flight deck if anomolies are found?