Examining the Factors Behind Air India's Crash LandingIn August 2020, Air India’s flight AI-844 from Delhi to Mumbai experienced a crash landing. The pilot was able to bring the plane to land, and thankfully, no passengers were injured or killed. The incident, however, raised questions about what went wrong and why the plane had to crash land.
The most likely cause of the crash landing was due to human error. Reports from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) suggest that the pilots were not adequately trained in managing the aircraft during windy conditions. The report also suggests that the pilot was not aware of the aircraft’s performance in extreme weather conditions, and that the crew was not adequately prepared to land the aircraft in such conditions.
The DGCA also noted that the maintenance of the aircraft was not up to the expected standards. The aircraft was overdue for its routine maintenance checks, which may have contributed to the crash landing. It is also believed that the aircraft was running on low fuel when it attempted to land, which could have further contributed to the issue.
Air India has since taken steps to improve its safety and maintenance protocols. The carrier has implemented an improved training program for its pilots, as well as increased safety and maintenance checks on its fleet. The airline has also improved its communication protocols between the pilots and the air traffic control in order to ensure that the pilots are aware of the current weather conditions.
The crash landing of Air India’s Flight AI-844 has raised important questions about the safety protocols of the airline. The incident has highlighted the importance of ensuring that pilots and crew are adequately trained and that the aircraft is maintained to the highest standards. Air India has taken steps to improve its safety and maintenance protocols in order to ensure that such incidents are avoided in the future.
Investigating the Causes of Air India's Failed Landing AttemptAir India flight AI 674 from Mumbai to Mangalore attempted to land at the Mangalore International Airport on May 22, 2020, but crashed, resulting in the death of 18 people. It is one of the worst aviation disasters in India’s history, and it has left many people wondering what went wrong.
The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing, but some possible causes have already been identified. The most likely culprit appears to be bad weather. Mangalore experienced a sudden and intense monsoon rainstorm that coincided with the arrival of the flight, which could have caused the plane to become unstable and difficult to control. It is also possible that the pilot was unable to accurately judge the altitude of the plane in the heavy rain, leading to the plane coming in too low and crashing.
Another potential cause of the crash is a malfunction of the plane’s autopilot system. Air India has reported that the plane’s autopilot system was not working properly, and some experts believe that this could have caused the plane to come in too low. It is also possible that the pilot may have attempted to manually override the autopilot system, leading to the plane coming in too low.
It is also possible that the pilot may have been distracted or overburdened with tasks, leading to the crash. The plane was being flown by a relatively inexperienced pilot who had only flown the route once before, and it is possible that he was overwhelmed by the situation and failed to react correctly. It is also possible that the pilot was distracted by other tasks, such as managing the plane’s systems or conversing with air traffic control.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing, and it will likely take some time to determine the exact cause. However, it is clear that a combination of bad weather, possible pilot error, and a malfunctioning autopilot system all likely contributed to the crash of Air India flight AI 674.