Re: External inspection

Date:         07 Dec 98 23:19:11 
From:         "john r." <>
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In article <airliners.1998.1820@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Stephan Stephany LAC-CC <> writes
>Concerning an airliner, who is in charge of
>the external inspection? The PIC/1st officer
>or some people from ground staff?

Its both, the ground crew would have had some form of pre departure
check and one of the flight crew always does a walk round.
Both these checks should have found the blanks.

>Concerning the AeroPeru 757 crash (2/10/96):
>The crew had no clue of altitude or airspeed (also the "backup" system
>was inoperative), but just out of curiosity: could some pressure
>indicator (if there is any) of the pressurization system had given to
>the crew an idea of the outside pressure and (in consequence) of the
>real altitude?

The crew were disoriented, what info do you believe?
They always had the rad alt system for altitude below 2,500ft.

john r.