France A318 at Paris on Sep 12th 2020, descended below safe height on ILS approach
Last Update: December 17, 2021 / 17:27:23 GMT/Zulu time
On Oct 5th 2020 the French BEA reported the approach was not stabilized. The occurrence was rated an incident and is being investigated by the BEA.
On Dec 17th 2021 the BEA released their final report in French only concluding the probable causes of the incident were:
- the decision to carry out a quick approach on a shortened trajectory outside the framework of standard operating procedures and without briefing, which generated time pressure without operational reasons
- the absence of callouts by the pilot monitoring about trajectory and speed deviations
- exceptional under-activity by the crew in the preceeing 6 months
- the final radar guidance above the glide path which left little room to the crew for maneouvering to reach stabilization at 500 feet AGL
This may have contributed to the continuation of the approach below 500 feet:
- Crew's lack of awareness of risks associated with continuing unstabilized approaches
The BEA have pledged to release an English final report in due time, the analysis will be summarized with the English final report.
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