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PIA Airbus A320 crash
« on: May 22, 2020, 02:49:33 PM »
A PIA Airbus A320 has crashed on approach to Jinnah International Airport near Karachi,

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-52766904

The plane came down in a residential area, and some sources are saying over 100 are dead, the aircraft had declared a mayday after losing engine power and had made previous attempts to land.
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Re: PIA Airbus A320 crash
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2020, 02:10:40 AM »
UPDATE-  I have included some more information for those who may be interested, including links to two youtube videos. All info to be confirmed. RIP  :(

It seems that the aircraft may have landed without the landing gear extended in it`s first landing attempt, the engine nacelles scrapped the runway and a go around was declared, but it seems that damage to the engines caused both to fail a few minutes later as the aircraft made another attempt to land, and sadly it crashed.
Video of the crash shows the gear extended on approach, but photos taken of the aircraft after the go-around show damage to both engine nacelles, and the RAT deployed which activates automatically if engines fail on this type of aircraft.

It seems incredible that the aircraft was able to go around after the engine nacelles had scrapped the ground. Questions have been asked as to way the aircraft was at 3500ft 5 miles out, apparently it should have been much lower for the approach. A cockpit alarm can be heard as the flight is cleared to land.

Accident Analysis       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwfkN5M-bSY

Live ATC recording      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA5PF3JMHdo       
« Last Edit: May 23, 2020, 02:23:31 AM by Angry Turnip »