| On a NPA, monitoring the descent profile is not optional
posted 13 November 2017 in Accidents and Incidents
On 29 March 2015, a crew mismanaged the descent during a night non-precision approach at Halifax and continued below MDA without the mandatory autopilot disconnection until, with inadequate visual reference, the aircraft impacted terrain and obstructions 225m short of the runway. The aircraft was destroyed but there were no fatalities. The Investigation found that the crew did not monitor their descent against the required vertical profile, as there was no SOP requiring them to do so, and did not recognise in time that a go around was appropriate.
|May 29-30, 2017. EUROCONTROL HQ, Brussels, Belgium.
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