A Qatar Airways flight crashes as pilot lost situational awareness mid-air

 Thursday, February 9, 2023 


A Qatar Airways flight from Doha, Qatar to Copenhagen, Denmark came close to crashing into the sea after the pilot lost his situational awareness.

 It is to be noted that the incident occurred with a Boeing 787-8 aircraft while it was carrying out flight QR-161. The incident with the plane with registration A7-BCO occurred on January 10. However, it was not reported to authorities and came to light recently.

The Aviation Herald reports, that the flight took off from Doha in nighttime conditions and the plane ascended to around 1800 feet when it started losing height and had a steep descent of about 1000 feet in 24 seconds. The first officer attempted to turn towards the next waypoint flying manually and without the flight director indications (the captain was slow to put the Direct into the FMS) when the aircraft was cleared direct to that waypoint at about 1600 feet.

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