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Old 27th Jun 2020, 23:12
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Nothing to do with NDB navaid. Spatial disorientation, unable to use the FMS coding and/or get overwhelmed by it at the same time.

There's a step-down fix of 1460 ft over the NDB station, 4 miles out on the centre-line. The A/C descended through that altitude
- 20 degrees off the centerline track
- 10 miles away from the field
- on a heading that was almost perpendicular to the final track.

Missing a step-down fix on the final approach by 90 degrees of track error, .... can't blame the radio signal.

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