- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: January 20, 1992
Time: 19:20
Location: Mt. Saint-Odile, near Strasbourg, France
Operator: Air Inter
Flight #: 148
Route: Lyon - Strasbourg
AC Type: Airbus A320-111
Registration: F-GGED
cn / ln: 015
Aboard: 96   (passengers:90  crew:6)
Fatalities: 87   (passengers:82  crew:5)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft hit a mountain while on approach to Strasbourg. The crew was making a non-precision approach to runway 05. Design deficiencies with the rate-of-descent mode selector switch. The captain inadvertently selected 3,300 fpm descent on approach (displayed as 33) instead of 3.3 degree flight path angle (displayed as 3.3 in the same place on the panel) and this went unnoticed. The plane was slightly off course due to ATC error. No GPWS was installed. Both pilots had little time in an Airbus 320. There was inadequate training for non-precision approached. The electronic locator beacon was destroyed in crash, putting survivors at risk for over 4 hours before the wreckage was located.
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