Re: Korean Air 801 crashed on approach to Guam

Date:         29 Aug 97 00:53:44 
From:         Robert Carpenter <rcarpen@EROLS.COM>
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Chris Wilcox wrote:

> I suspect this guy didn't go below mins--at least not knowingly.
> There's just no reason.  I suspect they didn't reset the altimeter.

Do we know that they were read the correct pressure from the ground?
OTOH, I'd expect we would have heard about that kind of error by now.
Does that airport have a recording barometer?

Did the pilot understand the ground pressure correctly?  A readback and
the voice recorder would verify that.  Language problems or accents
could be a factor.

We'll just have to wait and see.

	Bob Carpenter