The investigation report of Bhoja air crash has been finalized, According to the investigative report, the pilot of the flight was held responsible for the crash.
According to the investigation report, the co-pilot of the plane kept telling pilot Noorullah Afridi to “go round” and “pull”, but the pilot tried landing the plane even in bad weather.
The pilot knew about the bad weather condition before the plane took off from Karachi and even saw it on the radar around 50 miles away from Islamabad, said sources.
The pilot was also given multiple warnings by the Air Control Tower regarding the weather.
As the pilot tried to land the plane, it got caught in a “downdraft” and crashed within 30-40 seconds. The plane caught fire after it crashed, added sources.
The report added that the aircraft had no technical faults.
The pilot had reportedly tried to land in Islamabad despite rough weather warning from the control tower, where he was ordered to take the flight towards Lahore. According to the report, the last words of the co-pilot were to raise the plane. The plane ended up being caught in a downdraft of air and crashed within 30 seconds.
The Investigation report came on 2nd July 2012, In which the investigation cleared that the pilot wanted to land despite the weather warning, seems either private Airlines are forcing pilots to maintain the route to save the fuel since economical airliners has started like buses and coaches on the highway, let’s say it was the pilots mistake that he choose to land but CAA ( Civil Aviation Authority ) has passed any regulation changes strictly to all the private Airliners, not in my knowledge.
Weather Warning is not than and there, ever the Radars aren’t fitting for a showpiece how early warning was issue, Met department issued the weather warning twice that day, issue is Why the pilot was compelled to land despite the warning, in fact when Bhoja Air Crashed just after few minutes another Airline took off from ( Benazir Bhutto International Airport ) who given the clearance to it, why media ignores that after the crash other plane took off from the same Airport.
There should be a complete investigation report in front of the public to know and to understand, keeps pros and cons in front, That piece of Information is not sufficient enough to ease the pain of those who died and their loved ones. I searched the CAA site and Googled it but I didn’t find proper Investigation report, if you have kindly share along because, safety measurements are must, by throwing all onto the one who’s also died doesn’t end the story. some important questions are always there to be answered like :-
After this crash what investigation CAA did by grounding all private airlines and letting Great People to Fly with ( PIA ) up in the air ?
Do they carry enough fuel to return or reach the directed location ?
Before take off does the CAA to the last-minute home work?
I wrote the article right on the next day of the crash, where I have no doubt that weather warning was ignored but control tower didn’t stop the plane from the landing approach having a doubt, what does their last-minute conversation with the pilot and co-pilot was ?
Come on it is not like when Bhoja wants take outdated Aircraft and get it ready without CAA clearance. In aviation it is very common ” A doubt between Go or No Go, Always Choose No Go !