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Old 23rd Nov 2004, 14:16
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Maybe not - take a look at Peter Mahon's book, Verdict on Erebus.

The official CVR transcript was made by the NTSB in Washington, but Mahon had the tape analysed by the AAIB at Farnborough, which apparently had more advanced equipment at the time. Some of the words ascribed in Washington were interpreted differently in Farnborough.

Some words also appear to be misleading. For example, the (official) Washington transcript has a reference to a 'Bert', apparently made by a flight crew member, yet according to Mahon, no-one has been able to trace a 'Bert' on the flight deck.

One thing we do know from the CVR is, that the GPWS went off when the DC10 crossed the Ross Island cliffs and the engines hadn't had time to spool-up after Capt. Collins called for go-round power, before impact.
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