Pilots of PK-8303 were ‘over confident’: Aviation Minister

The preliminary report on the PIA plane crash was presented before the National Assembly by Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar on Wednesday. The minister accused the pilots of being ‘over confident’ and held the cabin crew and the Air Traffic Control responsible for the plane crash. “The plane was 100 per cent okay,” said the minister, adding that the pilot and the ATC did not follow the procedure.

The minister further stated the pilots were not “focused” because of the coronavirus pandemic as their families were effected.

“In the last half hour, the pilots’ discussion was about coronavirus,” said the minister, adding that the pilot and co-pilot were both fit and experienced.

The final report of the incident will, however, be presented in one year, added the aviation minister.

Source: Express Tribune