Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA
London Stansted Airport, Essex, England
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The incident occurred when the crew became involved with an apparent unserviceability, which resulted in no-one in the cockpit monitoring the flight path of the aircraft during an ILS approach. The aircraft broke cloud at 900 feet amsl just over 6 nm from the threshold. The commander then disconnected the autopilots and manually flew the aircraft to acquire the proper glideslope. Subsequent to the incident, the crew did not report the incident to the airport authority nor to their company. The incident and subsequent lack of proper reporting procedures by the crew indicated a serious breakdown in crew effectiveness.