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Airbus A350 Unstabilized approach and loss of situational awareness

After a shortened final approach, the Airbus A350 was flying at night in good visual meteorological conditions unstabilized on instrument approach to runway 07R of Frankfurt/Main Airport. The glide slope of the instrument landing system was flown through from above. Starting at 3,300 ft AMSL, the flight path was continuously below the glisdesope. The flight crew aborted the approach and initiated a go-around far below the glide slope. The investigation determined errors in the programming of the waypoints in the flight management system, errors in the handling of the auto flight system for the approach, reduced situational awareness of the pilots in regard to the spatial position and communications / cooperation deficiencies within the flight crew.

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