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Serious incident in BLL 10DEC15 - final report

Final report is out on the Darwin Airlines S2000, which got very low during approach to BLL airport. Here's an excerpt of the final conclusions:

3.2 Causes The serious incident emerged from the aircraft’s descent below the stipulated minimum altitude for a non-precision approach. Therefore, a safe altitude above the obstacles was no longer guaranteed. The crew’s poor monitoring of the vertical flight path has been identified as the direct cause of the incident.

The following factors have been identified as directly contributing to the serious incident:
  • Deficient approach planning with regards to the vertical flight path.
  • Reduced performance of the pilot flying, probably due to tiredness
Full report here: https://www.sust.admin.ch/inhalte/AV...hte/2342_e.pdf

PiC had arrived in PRG at 22:32 the night before, and was picked up from the hotel the following morning at 05:20 for a planned 5-sector day. How that's even remotely legal is truly baffling.
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