‘Sir, We’ve Lost Engine…’: Breaking Down Last Conversation Between PIA Pilot And ATC Moments Before Crash

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‘Sir, mayday, mayday, mayday, Pakistan 830… 3’,  the pilot of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight, that crashed near Karachi airport was heard saying in his last call with the Air Traffic Controller (ATC),  moments before the mishap took place that killed more than 100 people on board.
 
The ATC responded to the pilot by saying “both” runways at the Karachi airport were available for him to land.
 
When the pilot informed the ATC that he has lost both the engines on the Airbus A320 aircraft, the ATC officials asked him to confirm if he’s carrying out a “belly landing”.  A few seconds later the pilot called “Mayday, Mayday, Mayday” (used as a distress signal in voice-procedure radio communications). Hearing this, the ATC responded,” “Both runways at the Karachi airport were available for him to land.”

Source: India.com

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