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Automation accuracy should not be seen as a "safety enabler" for violation

04 Jul 2016
On 4 March 2015, the crew of an aircraft continued an automatic non precision RNAV approach below the prescribed minimum descent altitude without having obtained any element of visual reference and when this was acquired a few seconds before the attempted landing, the aircraft was not aligned with the runway centreline and the left main gear touched down on the grass. The aircraft then left the runway completely before stopping with a collapsed nose gear and sufficient damage to be assessed a hull loss.
Source Skybrary


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