PIA Flight 8303

The afternoon of Friday, May 22, 2020 was the date of this horrific crash. Of the ninety nine people onboard, only two survived. Eight people on the ground were injured, and destroying/damaging twenty homes. The aircraft was an A320.

There is not much for me to say but I give my heart out to all those affected by the crash. :cry: So I will post some links to where you can find more information: https://nypost.com/2020/05/23/pakistan-plane-crash-survivor-all-i-could-see-was-fire/ | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistan_International_Airlines_Flight_8303 | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eCDQooHOgs |

Airbus has now decided to comment on the crash. I couldn’t find what they commented on, so please let me know.

Do to social distancing measures, the A320 was not at full capacity, which could have lead to a greater loss of life.

Thank you for reading this story.

It was indeed a sad day for aviation.

Some interesting commentary on the accident here, from an experienced A320 pilot:

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Wow. Thanks for sharing. Indeed some interesting facts.

I’m no aircraft genius with flying, but it almost looks like they stalled it…

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So from what I’d heard (been told) the landing gear was not deployed on first touchdown. Engines contacted the ground 3x before the captain did a go around. Because of the contact, engines were damaged, and aircraft didn’t have the power to continue flying. Then as seen in the video, the aircraft essentially “stalled” as it couldn’t climb, and went down…

It’s a shame. All family of this incident are in my thoughts.

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I just found a very well made video on this by TheFlightChannel on the incident. One of my favorite aviation related youtube channels, so here you go: