PM Khan briefed about PIA plane crash investigation as black box found

A team of Pakistani and French investigators sifted through the wreckage of a Pakistani airliner that crashed in Karachi on May 22, searching for clues around what caused the worst airline disaster in the country in years. A report has been submitted to PM who is directly overseeing the air crash investigation.

PM Khan PIA plane crash investigation

Initial investigation report of PIA plane crash was presented to Prime Minister Imran Khan during the meeting. According to details, an important meeting under the chair of PM Imran Khan reviewed latest developments in investigation of PIA plane crash.

The Prime Minister was also briefed about facilities provided to the injured and heirs of the victims. Federal ministers and high level officials of civil aviation and Pakistan International Airlines attended the meeting. Earlier, the French experts of Airbus company visited the incident site, where the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crashed, on the third day and continued investigation.

The investigation team used latest technical equipments to interrogate the matter through forensic science. Sources have revealed that the flight data recorder (FDR) will be sent to France for decoding whereas the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) could not be found after the crash. It has been learnt that the investigation team has been assigned the task to inspect the affected building to recover the CVR and the services of PIA engineering and technical ground force and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Security and Vigilance have been acquired as well.

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PIA flight 8303 black box found?

The investigation team used latest technical equipments to interrogate the matter through forensic science.  Sources have revealed that the flight data recorder (FDR) will be sent to France for decoding. The cockpit voice recorder (CVR) was recovered from the debris today.  The investigation team had been assigned the task to inspect the affected buildings to recover the CVR and the services of PIA engineering and technical ground force and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Security and Vigilance were acquired as well.

The experts of Airbus company will continue investigation from crash area to runway and collect further evidences from the wreckage. The foreign experts will also be briefed at the Civil Aviation Headquarters and the PIA Head Office. Let it be known that at least 97 were killed and dozens others wounded after a PIA plane crashed with nearly 100 people on board in Karachi on Friday. The PIA plane was close to landing when it came down among houses, sparking an explosion and killing several people on the ground.

The national carrier’s flight PK-8303 took off from Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport and crashed in Model Colony area in Malir, approximately 4 kilometers away from the airport.

Sindh High Court asked to ground all PIA planes

A petition has been filed in the Sindh High Court for an investigation into the PK-8303 plane crash. The ill-fated plane crashed in Karachi’s Model Colony on May 22, killing 97 people. In the petition filed on Thursday, the federal government and departments concerned have been named as respondents.

It says PIA must ground all passenger planes that have not been inspected and cleared. The petition has asked the court to summon the CEO of PIA and director-general of the Civil Aviation Authority. It claimed that the planes were bought during the tenure of the PML-N with the collusion of now PM’s adviser on aviation Captain Shujaat Azeem and then finance minister Ishaq Dar.

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The petitioner wants all of PIA’s planes grounded until an independent organisation clears them for flights. Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar is heading a two-judge bench hearing the case. The next hearing is on May 29.

GVS News Desk with inputs from Online Int’l News Network

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