A report has been published by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in which it mentioned about an alleged violation of the landing protocol by the pilot of the ill-fated plane of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) that crashed in Karachi on May 22.
According to the details of the report, the pilot of the national airline disregarded the directions issued by the Air Traffic Control (ATC) to lower the altitude.
The Additional Director of the flight operations, in his letter to the general manager (safety), said that the altitude and speed of the plane were higher than the required limit for landing. The air traffic control had cautioned the pilot of the plane twice but he disregarded the warning.
It is pertinent to mention here a flight of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) PK-8303 suffered a tragic air crash in Karachi last month, killing 97 passengers on board while two passengers survived miraculously.
During the flight, the pilots made a first landing attempt and the plane briefly touched the ground multiple times, before attempting to land for a second time.
The experts say the pilots likely tried to land the Airbus without lowering the wheels, damaging both engines so badly they soon failed.