Report cites pilot error in 2016 Russia Flydubai aircraft crash


FILE PHOTO: Emergencies Ministry members work on the crash web site of a Boeing 737-800 Flight FZ981 operated by Dubai-based price range provider Flydubai, on the airport of Rostov-On-Don, Russia, March 20, 2016. Information/Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW (Information) – Pilot error and doable disorientation of the crew throughout unhealthy climate led to the deadly crash in Russia in 2016 of a Flydubai passenger jet, in accordance with a report revealed by Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee on Tuesday.

The Boeing 737-800 from Dubai, operated by the Dubai-based price range provider Flydubai, got here down within the early hours of March 19, 2016, at Rostov-on-Don airport in southern Russia on its second try to land. All 62 folks on board died.

“The deadly air accident … occurred throughout the second go-around, resulting from an incorrect plane configuration and crew piloting (and) the next lack of the (commanding pilot’s) situational consciousness at night-time,” the report stated.

It stated unhealthy climate and harmful native turbulence referred to as wind shear have been additionally elements.

“This resulted in a lack of management of the plane and its influence with the bottom,” it stated.

The Boeing 737 was being flown by the captain on the time of the crash, the investigation stated.

Addressing some of the publicised issues after the crash, the report stated the pilots had had sufficient pre-flight relaxation, however that the doable “operational” tiredness of the crew because the flight progressed was most likely a contributing issue.

The accident concerned a Boeing 737-800, the predecessor to the Boeing 737 MAX, which stays grounded after two deadly crashes up to now 13 months. The 737-800 doesn’t include the MCAS software program implicated in these crashes.

Reporting by Tim Hepher and Alexander Marrow; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Enhancing by Angus MacSwan and Kevin Liffey