Air Inter Flight 148

Air Inter Flight 148

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Air Inter Flight 148 was a scheduled airline flight on 20 January 1992 that crashed in the Vosges Mountains, near Mont Sainte-Odile, while circling to land at Strasbourg Airport. Only 9 people onboard survived. Flight 148, commanded by Captain Christian Hecquet and First Officer Jo l Cherubin, departed Satolas Airport (now known as Lyon-Saint Exup ry Airport) in Lyon, France. While being vectored for a VOR DME Approach to Runway 05 at Strasbourg, it crashed at 19:20:33 CET (18:20:33 UTC) in the mountains at an altitude of 2,620 feet (800 m). The pilots had no warning of the imminent impact because Air Inter had not equipped its aircraft with ground proximity warning systems (GPWS). This was because Air Inter - facing ferocious competition from France's TGV high-speed trains - encouraged its pilots to fly fast at low level (up to 350 knots below 10,000 feet, while other airlines generally do not exceed 250 knots), and GPWS systems gave too many nuisance warnings.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Strupress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136285533
  • 9786136285535