Date:         19 Feb 98 01:34:04 
From:         Sharat Chandrasekhar <>
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The crash of a China Airlines Airbus A-300 begs the following questions:

1) Does anybody know if the glideslope at TPE was active at the time of
the crash or whether it was NOTAMed out of service, as in the case of
the KAL 747-300 crash in Guam several months ago.

2) Wouldnt the cockpit GPWS horn have sounded and warned the pilots to
pull up? I presume the A-300 is equipped with it.

3) Is the CVR transcript online somewhere

This almost certainly looks like yet avoidable another CFIT tragedy


Sharat Chandrasekhar				    (281) 856 4421
Process Development Engineer
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