Re: CHINA AIRLINES AIRBUS CRASH QUESTIONS

Date:         03 Mar 98 03:12:59 
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Sharat Chandrasekhar wrote:
> 2) Wouldnt the cockpit GPWS horn have sounded and warned the pilots to
> pull up? I presume the A-300 is equipped with it.

news has it that 2 rings which sounded like an alarn was heard by the
tower prior tothe plane crashing.

another thing to note is that the newspapers had been saying that the
pilot may have mistaken the highway, which is quite a near distance from
the airport, as the runway.  is this possible?
i do not think so because if really so, the g/s and loc antenna would
have reflected it to the pilot.
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