A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) A320 Airbus en route from Lahore to Karachi crashed in a residential area near Jinnah International Airport Karachi., killing 60 people so far, according to reports.
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Air Marshal (retd) Arshad Malik says there was technically safe that crashed into the population in Karachi, but an investigation will reveal all the facts. ۔
Addressing a news conference at the PIA training center, Arshad Malik said, “I was also encouraged to see the courage of the family of the martyred pilot. May Allah elevate the ranks of the martyrs in the plane crash and grant patience to their families.”
“The plane is cleared by an engineer before take-off, the plane was technically safe, the plane was allowed to land, after which the pilot goes round, about which there is no doubt,” he said. We have a Fur-lite data recorder and a block box in which everything comes to the fore, said CEO of PIA.
The CEO stated “After the plane’s go-round, the pilot called to establish a second approach. When they set up for the second approach, something happened with the plane that was discussed in voice recordings and data recordings.”
Arshad Malik said that all the facts will come to light in the investigation whether the plane had any technical problem, collision or any other problem, while the inquiry into the accident will be completed by the Ministry of Aviation in accordance as per the international principles.
The PIA CEO said that the plane crashed into an alley of the residential area, which damaged nearby houses, but no building collapsed, However the rescue operation is underway and will take two to three days to complete.
Note that, according to initial reports, the incident took place in Jinnah Garden area of Model Colony, where the plane crashed into residential houses in which several people were lost their lives.
PIA spokesman Abdullah Hafeez confirmed the incident and said that PIA Flight 8303 was coming from Lahore to Karachi with 90 passengers and eight crew members.