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Subject:Re: Air force 1 in Australia From:Buck Buchanan <buck -dot- buchanan -at- CITICORP -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 1 Aug 1997 07:25:19 -0700
> "While finding the captain of the plane ultimately responsible for the
> crash ... [the coroner] strongly criticised the RAAF for inadequate
> supervision, traiing and lack if documentation about flying
> procedures....But because there was no formal RAAF instructions on the
> proceedure [minimum control speed} Squadron Leader Lewin had been forced
> to devise his own instructions, leading to inconsistency and lack of
Absolutely the pilot's fault.
Every qualified pilot knows that he has only to look at the Airspeed
Indicator to know Vmc (Minimum control speed) and all other speeds
necessary for flying the plane; they are clearly marked with color areas
and colored lines on the ASI. That he lived as long as he did, then
killed all those people is a shame. He should have died during his
first solo flight.
Outrageous to blame it on documentation.
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