Originally Posted by semaj
"the pilot flying reported that a flash of light occurred at 500 feet which temporarily blinded him"
How about, "I ****ed up, and I am very sorry."?
I don't buy that the temporary blindness at 500 feet caused pilot error, sorry.
The pilot did on his 5 hours of rest apparently.
This bothers me too. If that wrre the case, why didnt he immediately say "**** i cant see anymore. Take the controls!" Or simply abort the landing? 500ft is better than seawall.
To me, it is a bogus excuse.