NTSB: No apparent problems with cockp...

NTSB: No apparent problems with cockpit controls in fatal UPS crash

There are 2 comments on the The Washington Post story from Aug 17, 2013, titled NTSB: No apparent problems with cockpit controls in fatal UPS crash. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Federal investigators said Saturday they haven't found any problems with the controls in a UPS cargo jet that crashed while landing in Alabama, killing the two pilots.

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Bellingham, WA

#1 Aug 18, 2013
Shuttlesworth Airport ILS system probably gave the
pilots the locator but not the glide slope. Some
smaller airports don't have a fully working ILS system, an ILS with no glide slope or no DME.

Maybe a repeat of San Francisco a month ago: flaps
down, gear down, auto-throttle engaged, but
no airspeed hold set and turned on in the
auto pilot. No power.

Billy Ringo

Springfield, NJ

#2 Aug 19, 2013
Would UPS fly into an AP without a fully functioning ILS?

Doubt it.

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