Preliminary Report A320 (AP-BLD), vicinity Karachi Pakistan, 22 May 2020

Preliminary Report A320 (AP-BLD), vicinity Karachi Pakistan, 22 May 2020

Publication info
Author
AAIB (Pakistan)
Category
Human Factors Loss of Control
Date of publication
24/06/2020
Date for review
02/02/2022

On 22 May 2020, an Airbus A320 made an extremely high speed unstabilised ILS approach to runway 25L at Karachi and did not extend the landing gear for touchdown. It continued along the runway resting on both engines before getting airborne again with the crew announcing their intention to make another approach. Unfortunately, both engines failed due to the damage sustained and the aircraft crashed in a residential area near the airport and was destroyed by impact forces and a post-crash fire. 97 of the 99 occupants died and four persons on the ground were injured with one subsequently dying.

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