Kozhikode aircraft crash: AAIB report says pilot’s non-adherence to SOP possible trigger

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The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) on Saturday launched its probe report into the aircraft crash at Kozhikode airport in August final 12 months that killed no less than 20 folks and injured a number of others.

The possible reason behind the accident was non-adherence to the usual working process by the pilot flying the plane however the function of systemic failures as a contributory issue can’t be missed, the 257-page report mentioned.

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The crash of Air India Express’s B737-800 plane occurred on August 7 on the Kozhikode airport in Kerala. The aircraft coming from Dubai had overshot the runway at Kozhikode airport and later broke into items. There have been 190 folks onboard the ill-fated plane and no less than 20 folks, together with the 2 pilots, have been killed and several other others have been injured.

The report, launched little over a 12 months after the lethal crash of the Air India Express aircraft, mentioned the “probable cause of the accident was the non-adherence to SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) by the PF (Pilot Flying)”.

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The PF continued an unstabilised approach and landed past the landing zone, “half way down the runway, in spite of ‘Go Around’ call by PM which warranted a mandatory ‘Go Around’ and the failure of the PM to take over controls and execute a ‘Go Around’”, it famous.


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