Pilots’ Action Focus Of Report On April Crash Of Lion Air 737-800

By John Croft
Source: Aviation Daily

From the flight data recorder however, the NTSC notes that “upon reaching the MDA the flight profile indicated a constant path,” suggesting that one or both pilots presumably had the runway in sight.

The approach continued, with the second-in-command pilot flying until 150 ft. AGL when the pilot-in-command (PIC) “took over the controls” according to the NTSC. “The [second-in-command] handed the controls to the PIC and stated that he could not see the runway,” the preliminary report states.

The PIC continued flying the approach until the aircraft was at 20 ft. AGL, at which point he called for a go-around. The aircraft impacted the water one second later.


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