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Old 10-14-2008, 01:26 PM   #4
jackd
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Location: North Cowichan
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Great Shots.

Supposedly the navigator onboard didn't reset his barometric setting on his altimeter for local conditions and the aircraft therefore flew into high terrain. They were flying on original barometric settings from the other side of the Atlantic - big mistake. I read this somewhere else. I think there are few air crashes around there where this was also the cause. Thanks for taking the shots. I'm guessing that the front of the aircraft is smashed beyond recognition because I don't see any shots. These aircraft were built out of magnesium alloy and burnt quite nicely. Any sign of fire or was the fuel load depleted after the long journey over the ocean? Jackd
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