The first officer flying the Atlas Air B-767 which crashed near Huston airport may have experienced a nose up sensation of up to 80 degrees nose up before he put the aircraft to a dive.
There has been an Increase in the number of unstable approaches during the COVID19 period. This is an indicator that despite lower overall air traffic, unstable approach is still a threat and is not being addressed in the correct manner. It is a decision of the crew, a conscious decision to continue with an unstable approach, is debatable.
Majority of the crew in a study were of the opinion operational fuel saving should be assessed in terms of flight safety relevance prior to implementation,Contemporary research has identified an increasing number of fuel saving-related safety issues in commercial air transport, underlining that new safety challenges have emerged.