The preliminary report describes the last minutes of chaotic flight, and a series of weird errors compounded by communication failures with the control of air traffic.
The investigators discovered that the aircraft was more than double the correct altitude when it approached the runway, and the tower advised the pilots to the tower for a descent more gradual, ” the report said.But, instead of making the turn, the pilot had attempted to land, even if they had raised the landing gear.
The air traffic control had seen the engines of the Airbus A320 scrape the runway with a shower of sparks, but did not say anything to the cockpit. The engines are severely damaged are fallen down when the aircraft is returned to attempt a second landing.
The pakistani minister of aviation, Ghulam Sarwar Khan, said in Parliament that the pilots had discussed the coronavirus as they tried to land and had disengaged the automatic pilot of the craft.
“The pilot and the copilot were not concentrated, and throughout their conversation on Corona. the [virus] was in their minds. Their families have been affected, and they had a discussion about it, ” said Khan.
“Unfortunately, the driver was too confident,” added the minister.
Mr. Khan has also been reported to be a thought-provoking consideration of the qualifications of the drivers, which should affect the airline industry in this country. He said that a survey last year had revealed that 262 of 860 active pilots of Pakistan had false licences or had cheated in the exams – including an undetermined number of pilots in PIA.
The team of accident investigation, which included representatives of the French government and the aerospace industry, analyzed the data and cockpit voice recorders.
The aviation accident is the deadliest in Pakistan in eight years occurred a few days after the resumption of commercial flights domestic after a closure of two months against the coronavirus.
According to the report, the plane was on the ground for 46 days during this period. But it was “100% fit to fly, there was no technical foul”, said Khan.
Qasim Qadim – a spokesman of the Pakistan Airline Pilots Association – has qualified the findings of the investigation of the “mind-boggling”. “How was he able to reach? This faze me simply “, he said.
“The best drivers with the best records have made mistakes. Humans make mistakes. ”
Many of the passengers were traveling to spend the muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr with their loved ones. The buildings have been torn after the wings of the airplane have gone through the roof, sending flames and plumes of smoke in the air.
Khan said that three people on the ground had been injured, claiming for the first time that a young girl had died later. A full report should be published at the end of the year, and an in-depth analysis of the wreckage of the plane is still ongoing.
Pakistan has a record of air safety-military and civil tiles, with frequent accidents of aircraft and helicopters over the years.