Pandemic Blamed for Plane Crash
"The pilots of a Pakistan airliner that crashed last month were having a discussion about coronavirus while preparing for their first failed attempt to land, the country's aviation minister has said."
Interesting bits cherry-picked by me:
Crew continues COVID discussion, leading to this on final:
10nm - Gear Down
5nm - Gear Up
Engines make runway contact on their gear up attempt
"They dismissed warnings from air traffic controllers and 'started discussing corona again'"
Both engines fail during the Go Around
1/2 mile short - no power - aircraft stops flying.
'Corona was dominant over their mind. Their family was affected.'
'Several warnings and alerts such as over-speed, landing gear not down and ground proximity alerts, were disregarded,'
"He said: 'It was pointed out the pilots were busy talking about corona, and that they may have overlooked a few things.'"
"...there was no technical fault, and that the pilots were not 'focused" because of the pandemic.'"