A ‘human error’ by the pilot and air traffic controller is the cause of the Pakistan plane crash that killed 97 people last month.
According to a report released on Wednesday, the pilot of the plane, as well as the air traffic controller, did not follow the standard rules.
The plane came down among houses as it approached Karachi Airport on May 22, killing 97 people on board. Two people survived the crash.
According to Pakistani aviation minister Sarwar Khan, both the pilot and the controller did not focus on the course of the plane, and that all through the conversation between the two was about coronavirus.
“The pilot and co-pilot were not focused and all throughout the conversation was about coronavirus,” Khan said.
The minister further said that there were no technical faults and that the plane was “100 percent fit” for flying.
The deadliest aviation crisis in the country in a period of eight years came just days after flight restrictions were lifted after a two-month lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.