Boeing 737-8AS, EI-ENT
During a visual approach to London Gatwick Airport in hazy conditions, ATC vectored the aircraft onto the final approach track sooner than the pilots expected, which resulted in the aircraft being above the intended 3° glidepath. The increased workload to regain it, together with other cockpit duties, distracted the pilots. The aircraft descended below the intended glidepath until they were alerted by a call from ATC and an EGPWS caution, and saw the PAPIs.
Published 10 December 2014