LAM Mozambique Flight 470: The Forgotten Tragedy

The wreckage of LAM Mozambique Flight 470 (Source: DAAI Namibia)
A photo of the aircraft taken by Adrian Romang just 17 days before the crash (Source: Aviation Safety Network)
Route to flown by Flight 470 (Source: Google)
The wreckage of Flight 470 (Source: DAAI Namibia)
Wreckage of Flight 470 (Source: DAAI Namibia)
Wreckage of Flight 470 (Source: DAAI Namibia)
Wreckage of Silkair Flight 185 (Source: Wikipedia)
Memorial for Silkair Flight 185 (Source: The Straits Times)

Probable cause/s: The inputs to the auto flight systems by the person believed to be the Captain, who remained alone on the flight deck when the person believed to be the co-pilot requested to go to the lavatory, caused the aircraft to departure from cruise flight to a sustained controlled descent and subsequent collision with the terrain. Contributing factors: The non-compliance to company procedures that resulted in a sole crew member occupying the flight compartment.

The wreckage of LAM Mozambique Flight 470 (Source: New Era)

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