The following is an translation of what the Aviation Minister said while presenting the Preliminary report of the PK8303 crash in Parliament.
Airbus A320 registration AP-BLD involved in the accident was 100% fit to fly.
The A320 had been in service since the 7th of May and had flown several flights without any issue.
Both the Captain and the First Officer of the ill-fated Flight were highly experienced
**The crew had not reported any technical problem with the aircraft during final approach.**
At ten nautical miles from the airport, the aircraft was flying at an altitude of 7,220 feet. It should have been at an altitude of 2,500 feet at that point.
***Air Traffic Control (ATC) three times advised cockpit about the altitude and told them to landing abandon approach. The cockpit crew ignored the advice ATC Provided.***
***When the aircraft was 10 NM out the crew had extended the landing gear, however they retracted it when the Aircraft was 5 NM out***
The aircraft approached/dive at an angle of sixty degrees instead of thirty degrees.
Touchdown area is from 1500 feet to 3000 feet from threshold on 11000 feet long runway, ***but the aircraft touched the runway at 4500 ft from the threshold and made contact at 3 different points, with the engines.***
Then the aircraft on its engines remain in contact with the runway for the next 1000 feet.
**ATC failed to inform cockpit crew about engines scraping along the runway.**
The Aircraft went for a go around with the damaged engines but failed to meet the assigned go around attitude due it it’s damaged engines.
Then it crashed into the residential area as it failed to maintain altitude.
Pilot’s last three words were ‘Ya Allah’, ‘Ya Allah’, ‘Ya Allah’.
4 additional points.
Both cockpit crew and ATC failed to follow procedures.
**Pilots were busy discussing Coronavirus in the cockpit and not focused.**
When ATC advised cockpit crew about altitude, the cockpit crew replied that they will manage it and again began discussing Coronavirus.
Most of the deaths were due to burns and not from the initial impact of the aircraft onto the ground.
[Link to speech in Parliament ](https://youtu.be/mYXVYKlH8OI)