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AirDisaster.Com Accident Database Accident Synopsis 01201992

Date of Accident:20 January 1992Help
Airline:Air Inter   Help
Aircraft:Airbus A320-111   Help
Location:Strasbourg, FranceHelp
Registration:F-WWDPHelp
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Flight Number:148Help
Fatalities:87:96Help
MSN:15Help
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Engine Manufacturer:CFM InternationalHelp
Engine Model:CFM56-5A1Help
Year of Delivery:1988Help
Accident Description:While on approach into Strasbourg the aircraft impacted the side of a mountain. The cause of the crash was found to be a faulty design in an autopilot mode selector switch which led the flight crew to inadvertently select a 3,300 foot per minute descent rate on the approach instead of the desired 3.3 flight path angle.
 
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