Air Crash Investigation report into the accident of Independent Air 1851 (IDN 1851), a Boeing 707-331B. While in clouds and heavy turbulence and after seven seconds of “whoop whoop, pull up” from its ground- proximity warning system (GPWS), the plane flew into Pico Alto, a mountain on the island of Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal.
The aircraft was destroyed and there were no survivors among the 137 passengers and seven crew members.
The results of the report highlighted poor cockpit discipline, nonstandard phraseology and poor radio communications technique, nonadherence to company procedures, limited crew experience and inadequate training were among the facts cited in the Portuguese controlled-flight-into-terrain accident report.
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