Here you go...
The cause listed is in French, and a translation site shows it as:
CAUSE (S) ACCIDENT: "the Board of inquiry concluded that the cause of the accident of flight KQ
431 of January 30, 2000 is a collision with the sea which results from the application by the pilot according to a part of the procedure, while pushing on the handle, to stop the vibrator of handle, following the appearance of an alarm of unhooking as of rotation, whereas the plane was not in real situation of unhooking. Indeed, the FCOM, used by the company indicates that whatever the moment when an alarm of unhooking is met at low altitude (activation of the vibrator of handle), it should be regarded as an immediate threat with the maintenance of a sure trajectory. It specifies that with the first sign of imminent unhooking or the time of the activation of the vibrator of handle, the following actions must be undertaken simultaneously: levers of power in position TOGA, reduction of the plate, setting to horizontal of the wings, checking of the air-brakes in sunken position. The investigations showed that the pilot in function reduced the plate and did not apply power TOGA to the engines. The investigation did not make it possible to highlight that the crew carried out the two other actions: setting with horizontal of the wings and checking of the air-brakes in sunken position. The following elements contributed to the accident: - the action of the pilot in function on the handle put the plane in descent without the crew not realizing there in spite of the advertisements of the radio probe; - alarms of the GPWS which could have alerted the crew of the imminence of a contact with the sea were masked by priority alarms of the overspeed and stall warning indicator, in accordance with the rule of priority of alarms; - the conditions of the takeoff carried out vis-a-vis with the sea and night did not provide external visual references which would have made it possible to the crew to become aware of the direct proximity of the sea
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