Re: Korean Air 801 crashed on approach to Guam

Date:         29 Aug 97 00:53:44 
From: (Francis JAMBON)
Organization: CLIPS-IMAG, Grenoble, France
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In article (Dans l'article) <airliners.1997.1717@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
"[non-spam]jfmezei" wrote (écrivait) :
> Is it plausible that the missing glide slope would have resulted in the
> plane being much lower than it should have been in its approach ?

Not directly, but remember the Air Inter crash on mont Saint Odile : The
pilots change their landing runway due to traffic, and so chose a VOR-DME
approach instead of a ILS one. It was in bad weather, icing, night
conditions. As the accident report says, they should have choose the wrong
mode in their Flight Management System, and so performed a too rapid
descent, and crash the plane.


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