Calicut, Kerala: “Human errors” responsible behind Air India Express deadly plane crash report claims

Air India’s Boeing 737, the flight that was repatriating Indians stranded by the coronavirus crisis from Dubai to Kerala.

With 190 people on board the plane crashed at the Calicut airport of Kerala, killing 21 people including both the pilots, 75 passengers were seriously injured.

According to the report by India’s Aircraft accident investigation bureau, there were several violations of operation procedure before landing by the pilot.

The aircraft crashed as it attempted to land for a second time, first attempt was aborted by pilot due to heavy monsoon season rainfall.

Further the Air India’s aircraft accident investigation bureau report included that because of not carrying out “adequate briefing” for landing with tailwinds in rain and poor visibility, as well as failure to “quickly calculate accurate landing data in adverse weather conditions”, contributed to the crash.

A non-functioning windshield wiper had also impaired visibility, the 257-page report said.

Also there was no mandatory announcement for the cabin crew to be seated on the first approach of landing, this is a very serious omission and comprises cabin crew said the report.

Plane crashes occur relatively more during the monsoon season in India compare to other seasons, monsoon usually lasts from June to September.

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