Pilot error led To Air India Express crash in Kerala last year: Report

The probable cause of the Air India plane crash at Karippur in Kozhikode airport last year, which led to the death of 21 people, was non-adherence to standard operating procedure by the pilot flying the aircraft, a government report released on Saturday stated.

‘The probable cause of the accident was the non adherence to standard operating procedures by the pilot flying, wherein, he continued an unstabilized approach and landed beyond the touchdown zone, half way down the runway, in spite of ‘Go Around’ call by the Pilot Monitoring which warranted a mandatory ‘Go Around’ and the failure of the Pilot Monitoring to take over controls and execute a ‘Go Around’,” said the 257-page report by Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau.