The possible trigger behind the airplane crash in Kozhikode airport final yr was that the pilot didn’t observe normal working process (SOP), said a probe report by Plane Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB). The report additionally said that the position of systemic failures, nonetheless, can’t be missed.
The crash, involving an Air India Specific Boeing 737-800, killed 21 folks, together with the 2 pilots, and injured a number of others. The airplane ran off-course whereas making an attempt to land amid rain and later broke into items. A complete of 190 folks have been on the flight when the crash passed off on August 7, 2020. The flight was being operated from Dubai beneath ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ to repatriate passengers who have been stranded abroad resulting from closure of airspace and flight operations owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The AAIB launched its probe report on Saturday. “Possible reason for the accident was the non-adherence to SOP (normal working process) by the PF (pilot flying),” the report said.
The report additional said that the pilot adopted an unstabilised method and landed past landing zone. However the investigation staff additionally believes that systemic failures as a contributory issue to the accident can’t be missed.
“A lot of comparable accidents/incidents which have continued to happen, extra so in AIXL, reinforce current systemic failures throughout the aviation sector. These often happen resulting from prevailing security tradition that give rise to errors, errors and violation of routine duties carried out by folks working throughout the system. Therefore, the contributory components enumerated beneath embody each the speedy causes and the deeper or systemic causes,” it added.
On Thursday, civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scinida stated, “No matter steps which have been advocated on the premise of that report, these steps can be and must be executed… throughout the ministry, we can be additionally placing collectively a gaggle of those who can be tasked with the duty of guaranteeing that the steps which have been beneficial within the report are put in place on the airport.”
(With PTI inputs)