You are entitled to an opinion for sure. However, outside Pakistan, Pilots follow the instructions by the control tower during the course of approaching an airport and landing. They cannot deviate. In Pakistan, a pilot can curse the control tower (an incident happened at LHE not too long ago involving an honorable mighty PIA 747 captain).TAILWIND wrote:It give me immense pleasure to find that so many air crash experts are memebers of this forum.Well its not ALWAYS.. certain instructions are informative and pilot can act as per his judgement. If the wind direction is withinn the tail or cross wind limits of the aircraft, the pilot may elect to land from a direction other than one specified by the controller if so permitted.bernyjee wrote:Cockpit crew is always supposed to follow the instructions given by the control tower.Dont jump the gun. One does not hold people guilty less that 48 hrs after an accident not even NTSB..IF control tower told cockpit crew to not land aircraft in a specific direction (as suggested by some posters here) due to wind speed AND cockpit crew acted against that order, then cockpit crew should be held responsible and their career to be ended.
Aircraft Captain bears most responsibility in this case.
Am I jumping the gun by saying " IF .....they did what they were not supposed to.....THEN they should be dealt with ....."? If yes, then I am glad I did.
Now again, it is Pakistan. I am sure nothing will happen to these pilots even if they are proved guilty. When our PMs, Presidents, Generals and Quaids of movements can sell the country and its assets at throw away prices and then leave the nation behind, why cannot poor PIA pilots do whatever they wish? Its a small aircraft and a few people who got hurt. No big deal indeed.
So don't worry. Your buddies will be safe... Sleep tight.