Qatar B788 at Doha on Jan 10th 2023, steep descent after takeoff
Last Update: February 8, 2023 / 09:38:02 GMT/Zulu time
According to information The Aviation Herald received on Feb 7th 2023 the first officer was pilot flying. At about 1600 feet the aircraft was cleared direct to the next waypoint and the first officer attempted to turn towards that waypoint flying manually and without flight director indications (the captain was slow to put the Direct into the FMS) but lost situational awareness sending the aircraft into a descent that reached 3000 fpm sink rate and exceeded the flap speed limits until the captain took control of the aircraft and recovered about 800 feet above water. The occurrence was not reported to the authorities and only came to light later.
ADS-B Data show the aircraft reached about 1850 feet MSL measured to standard pressure (QNH 1013) then entered a descent reaching 850 feet (standard pressure) 24 seconds later while turning from 157 degrees true (runway heading) to about 110 degrees true, the aircraft subsequently levelled off momentarily and began to climb again.
The airline reported on Feb 8th 2023, that they are aware of an incident of QR-161 on Jan 10th 2023, an internal investigation is ongoing and the event has been immediately reported to the authorities.
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