The pilots of the Airbus A320 that crashed on 22 may when landing in Karachi, Pakistan, was focused on their responsibilities, they talked about irrelevant things, for example, the epidemic COVID-19. This was stated by the Minister of aviation of Pakistan Ghulam Sarwar Khan, representing 24 June, the Parliament a preliminary report on the causes of the disaster, reports Dawn.
The disease has touched the families of both pilots, and they talked about it during the whole flight that it became clear after decryption of the data flight recorder.
Carelessness and overconfidence of experienced pilots caused the error selection height when re-landing. When the A320 went into the second round, the pilots set the landing configuration at too high altitude – 2200 m, whereas in 16 km from the strip they have already had to be reduced to 750 m, said Khan.
According to the Minister, the dispatcher three times warned the crew about the height disparity, but the aircraft commander said, “I got this.”
Another error of pilots became the disconnection of the autopilot when re-entering, according to the authors of the preliminary report.
They point out that after the first attempt to take the engines of the liner was damaged and the control tower should have been able to see it. However, no one warned the pilots fault.
Khan added that the final report of the Bureau of investigation of accidents will be published before the end of 2020.
An Airbus A320 Pakistan International Airlines, which was flying from Lahore, may 22 fell on a residential area of Karachi. The crash killed 97 passengers of the flight PK8303 – 68 men, 26 women and three children. Survived two passengers – President Bank of Punjab Zafar Masud and engineer Muhammad Zubair. In the land of injuries and burns received four.