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Old 27th Nov 2004, 00:43
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Kaptin M,
It would help if you read all the available reports and findings before bursting into print.

Whiteout, as generally understood, had no direct bearing on the incident. Captain Vette spent a great deal of time to show that it was sector whiteout that hid Erebus and therefor wrote the final chapter of this sorry saga. This particular phenomenem was not well understood prior to the accident.

At the altitudes approved for the operation whiteout would not have been a problem. There were flights that went below these altitudes, that is a fact, but they did not hit Erebus, or anything else, this flight would not have either if the approved let down procedure had been complied with.