'We're too low! We're too low!': Cockpit footage captures Boeing 737 ploughing into the sea

Mail Online | 7/19/2019 | Ross Ibbetson For Mailonline;Afp
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Terrifying cockpit footage has emerged of the moment a Boeing 737 ploughed into the Pacific Ocean after its frantic pilot yelled 'we're too low!'.

The air crash investigation video was released yesterday after the Air Niugini jet ditched 1,500ft from a runway in Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, last September.

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One passenger died and another nine were injured in the crash in which 34 passengers managed to scramble to safety from the Chuuk Lagoon off Weno island.

The investigation in Papua New Guinea has found the unnamed pilots ignored numerous 'pull up' warning lights and alarms as it came in to land.

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The report found that the pilots had regularly ignored warnings from the aircraft on previous occasions when they landed at the airport.

But on this occasion, a storm meant that they could not see the runway and their cavalier attitude caused the disaster.

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Despite heaping blame on them for the fatal crash, neither the Papua New Guinean captain nor the Australian co-pilot was named in the report.

Moments before the footage cuts out, the co-pilot shrieks at the captain, 'Too low! We're too low! We're too low!'

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A Papua New Guinea Accident Investigation Commission (AIC) report into the September 28 crash found the pilot and co-pilot ignored numerous automated warnings while approaching the runway.

The report stated: 'The crew were fixated on the task of landing the aircraft and did not notice the visual PULL UP caution alert at the bottom of their PFD.

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'Therefore, they (the crew) did not take any positive action to arrest the high rate of descent and avoid landing in the lagoon. In fact, neither of the pilots were aware of the rapidly unfolding unsafe situation.

'The investigation found that the crew had received similar aural...
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