A COMBINATION of incoming SMSes on a Jetstar captain’s mobile phone and a fatigued co-pilot nearly led to disaster at Changi airport.
The pilots, who together have over 17,000 hours of flying experience, had neglected to bring down the landing wheel as they attempted to land.
This shocking incident was detailed in a report released by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) on Thursday.
The incident happened on May 27, 2010 at about 7pm.
Flight JQ57 was just 120m above the ground when the pilots aborted the landing.