PIA Airbus A320 Crash In Karachi Likely Caused By Pilot Error...
The findings would absolve the airlines and the planemaker of mechanical mistakes, it could push pilot training and procedures into the spotlight
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France's air safety investigator, the Bureau d'Enquetes et d'Analyses, successfully downloaded the jet's flight data and cockpit voice recordings this week, which will help investigators understand what went on inside the plane as it hit the runway midway with the wheels still up, grinding along on its two engines at a speed of more than 200 miles per hour (322 kilometers per hour.)
Investigators have zeroed in on pilot error as one of the primary reasons — if not the only cause — why a Pakistan International Airlines Corp. plane crashed into a Karachi neighborhood last month, killing all but two of the 99 people on board, people with knowledge of the matter said.
It appears the landing gear wasn't deployed when the Airbus SE A320 jet touched the runway in its first approach
There was no communication from the cockpit on whether the aircraft was trying to land on its belly, the people said, asking not to be identified because details of the probe are confidential....
Read this complaint by the Air Traffic Control
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