Re: Findings on China Airlines' A300 crash in Taiwan

Date:         19 Jul 98 22:07:30 
From:         "Ash, Housewares" <ash@ibm.net>
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H Andrew Chuang wrote:
>
> Taiwan's CAA has released its findings on the A300 crash near Taipei
> last February.  The authorities concluded that the crash was caused by
> human errors.  The co-pilot was new to the aircraft type, and the pilot
> was too concerned with the deteriorating weather conditions (which would
> have forced the plane to divert to Kaohsiung in Southern Taiwan).  The
> captain also ignored serveral warnings of being too high during the
> approach.

As an aside, I grew up with one of the people who died in the
crash. Chris Corey was a childhood friend in Old Greenwich, CT.

It's eerie when one of these crashes comes home like that....