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Author: Capt Easy   Date: 4/17/2017 2:30:13 PM  +0/-0   Show Orig. Msg (this window) Or  In New Window

I did not blame that crash on EGPWS. My point was that it should serve as an example of what can happen when it's relied on too much.

There were a number of factors that contributed to that mishap. Among them:

1. Lack of familiarity with the route

2. With that lack in mind, failure to thoroughly brief the route.

3. Why didn't their procedures have them at a higher altitude, at least for that portion of the route?

4. I have a feeling there may have been some complacency and poor crew coordination.  

5. According to the article, the lighthouse on the island was operating at the time. Strange no one saw it.


Not sure why they decided to fly so low unless there was no IFR approach into their destination. The powers that be may want to consider having one developed.

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Irish crash +3/-0 Capt Easy 4/17/2017 10:40:25 AM