Re: Korean Air 801 crashed on approach to Guam

Date:         29 Aug 97 00:53:45 
From:         mdw@ccu1.auckland.ac.nz (Woodhams)
Organization: University of Auckland
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chrisw@kjsl.com (Chris Wilcox) writes:
>And to think of the "peace of mind" that GPWS gives the flying
>public.....

As an interested lay-person, I have read quite a few CVR transcripts
ending a few seconds after the GPWS goes off. It doesn't seem to do
very much except give the pilots an unhappy last several seconds of
life rather than blissfully ignorant last few seconds. Of course, when
the plane doesn't crash, I don't get to see the CVR transcripts. How
often does the GPWS save planes?

Michael W.