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Old 26th Nov 2004, 22:40
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prospector
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Kaptin M,
You would appear to belong to the school that supports Mahons statement that the aircraft "was programmed to fly into the mountain from the time it left (NZ)".

If that was the case why bother having a crew in the sharp end??

Gordon Vettes investigations attempted to show why they never saw Erebus, not why they were down at the altitude they were.

Bloodshot VFR at 1500ft, 260 kts, in an area that neither of the drivers had ever been to, and the CVR recording of uncertainty as to position, this was the fault of the company??

As stated previously, bringing up bits of the enquiry in isolation means nothing, opinions have been formed and held for many years now.

Prospector