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    Re: Navigation errors and Sahara crash 1952
    From: Francis Upchurch
    Date: 2015 May 30, 22:58 -0700

    re FL G-ALDN accident.

    Fascinating! An example of the of the "Accident Domino Theory" used in SCUBA diving accident scenario descriptions , where multiple errors add up, e.g. here the incorrect compass setting, incorrect star sights, belief by several crew that the DR position was correct despite all the objective evidence to the contrary. (self delusion very common human trait!).

    The most alarming bit of the report for me however was the almost cursory 2 line statement about the death of the co-pilot "from exhausion, strain and heat" 2 days after the accident in which he received only  minor injuries! I guess, so soon after the war, life was still cheap? I suspect this death would have involved a slightly more detailed investigation now!

    Francis

       
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