Airbus A320 crashed in Karachi

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One of the safest aircrafts in the world. Be interesting to find out what happened.
My first thought was this post by @Empire


 

Beau Peep

Midfield
My first thought was this post by @Empire


A neighbour of mine works in maintenance for Easyjet at Luton, virtually all of them are working virtually full time, albeit on more sociable hours than usual.

That's not to say that PIA have the same standards at the best of times, let alone with planes in warm storage.
 

The Exile

Striker
Lots of confusing information here like. The weather looks ok on that video until the last few seconds, it's like it disappears into fog. Could be a smoke source in front of the view - it is Karachi after all.

Three landing attempts with a technical issue is odd unless it's landing gear that's the problem. As is being offered every flat bit on the airfield and choosing a specific route. If your technical problem is that bad you get it on the ground as soon as possible.
 
Lots of confusing information here like. The weather looks ok on that video until the last few seconds, it's like it disappears into fog. Could be a smoke source in front of the view - it is Karachi after all.

Three landing attempts with a technical issue is odd unless it's landing gear that's the problem. As is being offered every flat bit on the airfield and choosing a specific route. If your technical problem is that bad you get it on the ground as soon as possible.
PIA - absolutely anything is possible unfortunately
 

Bluepaul

Full Back
Lots of confusing information here like. The weather looks ok on that video until the last few seconds, it's like it disappears into fog. Could be a smoke source in front of the view - it is Karachi after all.

Three landing attempts with a technical issue is odd unless it's landing gear that's the problem. As is being offered every flat bit on the airfield and choosing a specific route. If your technical problem is that bad you get it on the ground as soon as possible.

Looks like he was trying, no gear, engine contact, rat deployed, dual flame out?

Grim
 

Monty Pigeon

Striker
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a1970man

Midfield
A neighbour of mine works in maintenance for Easyjet at Luton, virtually all of them are working virtually full time, albeit on more sociable hours than usual.

That's not to say that PIA have the same standards at the best of times, let alone with planes in warm storage.
Until I spoke to a stewardess about how busy they are I never realised that planes basically fly 24 hours a day.
The one we were on took off from Newcastle at 6am and flew to Tenerife and landed at 10am.
Spun round and took off at around 12 getting back to Newcastle around 5.
Quick spin and pick up Dalaman passengers for a 7pm take off and landed about midnight.
Another quick spin and took off at 2am getting back to the UK at 4/5am ready for the next Canaries flight.

Apparently the Canaries passengers want decent flight times, but the Turkey passengers accept crap flight times as it's cheaper.
 

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