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  • Thus the plane would have been making a so-called nonprecision approach, subject to higher minimums and an overall trickier procedure.

    Politics

  • According to previous studies by the Flight Safety Foundation and other industry groups, nonprecision approaches are at least five times more likely to result in an accident or incident than full-blown instrument approaches when visibility is poor.

    Clues Sought in Crash of Polish Plane

  • Until now, perhaps the most renowned crash of a VIP jet on a nonprecision approach was the 1996 accident that killed then-Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and 34 other people in Croatia.

    Clues Sought in Crash of Polish Plane

  • Mr. Cox said safety rules would have barred a large commercial jet from making a nonprecision approach to the Russian strip.

    Clues Sought in Crash of Polish Plane

  • In August 1997, a Korean Air jetliner with 254 people aboard crashed into a mountain while flying a nonprecision approach into the Guam International Airport in darkness and rain.

    Clues Sought in Crash of Polish Plane

  • In this case, according to some safety experts, preliminary reports indicate that the Polish jet may have been on a nonprecision approach, which would have given the pilots the location of the end of the runway but perhaps no clear depiction that their plane was losing altitude too quickly.

    Clues Sought in Crash of Polish Plane

  • Most commonly a GCA uses information from either a Precision Approach Radar (PAR, for precision approaches with vertical, glide path guidance) or an Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR, providing a nonprecision Surveillance Radar Approach with no glide path guidance).

    A Nightmare’s Prayer

  • Thus when the weather was below nonprecision minimums, we were reliant on air force controllers who provided us GCAs PARs.

    A Nightmare’s Prayer

  • In the cases of weapons that are nonprecision guided, there is not imagery that supports where those weapons have gone.

    CNN Transcript Oct 31, 2001

  • STUFFLEBEEM: I'm not sure if it's necessary to get into specific mission by mission, but it is fair to say that we're using both precision and nonprecision weapons while attacking Taliban forces while they're deployed.

    CNN Transcript Oct 31, 2001

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