Final Report Attributes Iranian Plane Crash to ‘Human Error’
A human error was the cause of the plane crash that killed 30 Iranian officials, including transport minister, Rahman Dadman, on May 17, said a fact-finding committee on Monday.
"Based on the conversation between the pilot and the control tower recorded on the black box, no technical fault has been experienced and only human (pilot) error must have caused the crash," head of committee, Mohsen Safaei Farahani, told the parliament.
Farahani, along with several other officials, were dispatched to Russia with the black box found after the plane crash to investigate the causes behind the tragedy, said the official Iranian news agency (IRNA).
Russian experts helped with the examination of the flight-data recorders or black boxes, which had been sent to Moscow.
Captain Farah-Avar, a member of the investigative committee, rejected domestic complaints blaming the crash on the use of
"sub-standard" aircraft, according to IRNA.
"Over the past two years, proper investment has been made in the national air fleet," he said, adding, "but, experience has proven that human error has always existed."
He blamed the tragedy on lack of self confidence on the part of the pilot – Albawaba.com