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Old 02-13-2017, 09:23 AM
BillL BillL is offline
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Originally Posted by rocketman1988 View Post
Yes, I agree that an alt static source would have helped in this case, however, NONE of the 757s that I have had the privilege of flying have had an internally selectable static air source. There is a Captain's, First Officer's, and Alternate static ports on the fuselage. In this case they were ALL taped over.

In reference to the post that "..they used clear tape...". That may well be true but that is not a valid excuse to miss it on a preflight. That amounts to lack of attention to detail, and in this case it was a fatal error...
Interesting, good reference to your experience. Thanks.

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