It was human error that caused a plane crash that claimed the lives of 97 people, in the pakistani city of Karachi last month. It displays a preliminary report from the accident investigation board Wednesday.
Neither the pilot or the air traffic controller followed the agreed standard rules, says Pakistan's luftfartsminister, Ghulam Sarwar Khan, who on Wednesday briefed parliament on the report.
the Plane from the Pakistan Airlines (PIA) crashed into a residential area, the 22. may, after both the plane's engines failed as it did to landing in Karachis airport.
Two of the 99 persons on board survived the crash.
According to the pakistani luftfartsminister was the pilots busy of a discussion about coronaviruspandemien, when they had to land the plane - an Airbus A320.
- the Pilot and co-pilot was not focused, and they continued all the time the discussion on the corona virus, he says.
the French experts and specialists from the aviation industry, have assisted the pakistani havarieksperter with their investigations of the crash and the analyses of data from the aircraft's two black boxes.
the Plane was 100 percent ready for flight. There was no technical error, says the pakistani minister on the basis of the preliminary report.
the plane's wings cut through the rooftops and sent flames and røgsøjler in the weather before it hit a street and triggered a many hours long rescue operation.
There have been no reports of deaths in the densely populated area.
the Crash happened, a few days after that commercial air services were resumed after having been decommissioned because of coronapandemien.
the passenger plane was on its way from Lahore, in northeastern Pakistan, to Karachi, which is located in southern Pakistan out to The Arabian Sea.
the Plane had been in operation since 2004 and was acquired by Pakistan Airlines a decade later. It had flown in about 47.100 hours.