Re: External inspection

Date:         23 Dec 98 03:52:40 
From:         Rob Montgomery <>
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Stephan Stephany LAC-CC wrote:
>                     Preliminary investigation results showed that the
>  aircraft's three static ports on the left side were obstructed by
>  masking tape. The tape had been applied before washing and polishing of
>  the aircraft prior to the accident flight."

At the risk of sounding the fool, and admitting not to be an expert,
wouldn't the prudent pilot abort the takeoff roll if airspeed
indications were severly off the mark (i.e. at the cross-check)? I
can't believe that any handling pilot would just eyeball the decision
and rotation speeds.