I wonder if they landed the first time and had forgotten to lower the undercarriage? And then decided to go around rather than stay on the ground ? Then the engine damage was enough to shut them both down ?
Oh my goodness. It does make me wonder how with all the technology, pilots are allowed by systems to land in an undercarriage-up configuration. If they needed to do so then should this not be an active opt-in choice by crew?
Preliminary information from the flight recorders of the crashed Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 in Karachi have not indicated any reason for A320 operators to take safety action.
Airbus has contacted operators of the aircraft type following the 22 May accident which occurred as the PIA jet, arriving from Lahore as flight PK8303, attempted to conduct a second approach after executing a go-around.
FlightGlobal understands that operators have been informed that Airbus has “no specific safety recommendations to raise at this stage of the investigation”, following an initial analysis of cockpit-voice and flight-data recordings, air traffic control records, and site information.