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Air Crash Investigation – Flying Blind (Aeroper Flight 603)

On 2 October 1996, shortly after take off the crew of Aeroperu Flight 603 were confused by false speed and altitude readings and contradictory warnings from the aircraft’s air data system. In preparation for an emergency landing the crew descended the aircraft, but relying on false readings the crew went too far causing the aircraft to crash into the water, killing everyone on board. The false readings and contradictory warnings were caused by duct tape over the static ports, the duct tape was used to protect the ports during maintenance but was not removed afterwards.Type of aircraft: Boeing 757-200.Cause of disaster: static ports blocked by sticky tape, Faulty maintenance.

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