Re: Korean Air 801 crashed on approach to Guam

Date:         29 Aug 97 00:53:43 
From:         Ron Adams <ronadams@randomc.com>
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jf mezei wrote:
> Could someone put this missing glide slope in perspective ?
>
> Just how important is it to a landing in darkness with little or no
> visibility ? What other instruments/information would have been
> available to the pilot to help him stay on track to the runway ?

The important point is that the glide slope enables an accurate approach
path to the touchdown zone on the runway. Without the glide slope, the
approach weather must be better and the minimum descent altitude is much
higher.

Ron Adams, 767/757 Captain