ATC, overconfident pilot blamed for crash of PIA Flight 8303.
A preliminary probe into the crash of Pakistan International Airlines Flight 8303, which left nearly 100 people dead, has laid the blame for the accident on the pilot of the plane and the air traffic controller (ATC) who was in communication with him, Pakistani media reported on Monday.
The preliminary probe, which is to be presented to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, says that the pilot of the flight did not follow procedure and was overconfident, according to a news report by Ary News.
The probe reportedly also faults the ATC for not giving adequate instructions to the pilot of the ill-fated PK-8303.
PIA Airbus A320 (AP-BLD) engines scrapped on Karachi Airport runway. The A320 with damaged engines climbed again and crashed into a residential area near Karachi Airport.
Two passengers had miraculously survived in the accident.
The flight data recorder (FDR) and cockpit voice recorder (CVR) have been been decoded in France