McDonnell Douglas MD-11, N701GC
The incident occurred during an approach to Nottingham East Midlands Airport when the crew of N701GC were distracted and omitted to set the arrival QNH of 974 mb on any of the three altimeters despite having acknowledged the setting to ATC. When the crew levelled at an indicated 2,000 feet, ATC questioned the aircraft’s pressure setting because the radar display indicated that the aircraft was much lower than cleared. At the time, the crew were visual with the approach lights. The pressure setting was corrected and the crew maintained a constant altitude until glideslope intercept. The crew then made an uneventful landing.
McDonnell Douglas MD-11 , N701GC 08-06.pdf (253.66 kb)
Date of occurrence: 3 December 2005