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Old 01-22-2018, 06:28 PM   #8  
aaatwood
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Default GPWS saves the day

A Skywest CRJ9 was cleared to "at or above 7800'" on an approach that specified an altitude of 10000'. Down they went to 7800, but the GPWS prevented collision with the mountains.

Any thoughts on the appropriateness of the ATC clearance?

Details:

http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4b3d8f81&opt=0
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