Airbus crash in Katmandu: "Pilot error"

From:         Pete Mellor <>
Date:         08 Jul 93 01:27:52 PDT
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Daily Mail, 29th June 1993:- 

The investigation of the crash of a Pakistan Airlines Airbus near 
Katmandu last year has concluded that it was due to pilot error. 

The pilot radioed ATC shortly before impact, quoting an altitude 
which was 1000 ft. above the actual altitude of the aircraft at the 

The article was extremely short and gave no details. It was not even 
clear to which of the two Airbus crashes in Nepal it referred. (One 
was of an A310, the other of an A300, I seem to recall.) 


Peter Mellor, Centre for Software Reliability, City University, Northampton 
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