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As mentioned in this post, I just came across the shocking details of Saudia 163 in which 301 sadly perished in August 1980. If you've not heard of this before, you'll be dumbfounded at the complete incompetence that was apparently displayed by the flight crew of this aircraft.
Details can be found at http://www.airdisaster.com/special/special-sa163.shtml
This report makes it sound as though the first and second officers were basically just along for the ride, with no capacity to actually fly the aircraft. It seems hard to believe that as recently as 1980, with the field of commercial aviation being as a mature as it was by that time, that a major international airline such as Saudia could have put the lives of it's passengers in the hands of such an unprepared flight crew. Has anyone got any further information on this incident to either corroborate or contest the details mentioned in this report?
In regards to the second officer being dyslexic, how was that determined? Was it a case of people who had known him remembering him after his death and realising that they'd never actually heard him read out loud, or was it commonly known while he was still flying that he suffered from dyslexia?