PIA Plane Crash: PTI leaders announce aid to injured domestic workers

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

26th May, 2020. 09:23 pm
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Pakistan Tehreeh-e-Insaf Central Leader and Member National Assembly Aftab Siddiqui and Advisor to the Minister for Maritime Affairs Mahmood Maulvi have announced Rs 5 lakh to three domestic workers injured in a plane crash.

According to the details, affected girls used to work in houses in Model Colony, a 12-year-old girl’s face is 30% affected, the second girl is 57% burnt while the third girl is 40% burnt.

PTI leader Aftab Siddiqui said,” I will bear the entire cost of education of a 12-year-old girl.”

Advisor to the Minister for Maritime Affairs Mahmood Maulvi prayed for the speedy recovery of injured domestic workers adding that we will not leave them alone in this difficult time.

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Earlier today, Airbus experts have initiated an investigation into a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane ‘A320’ crashed in a street of Society Jinnah Garden, Model Colony, Karachi.

Just two days before Eid, on May 22, PIA plane ‘A320’ crashed in a street of Society Jinnah Garden, Model Colony, Karachi, leaving 97 people dead including eight crew members.

Initial reports said the plane apparently crashed due to an engine malfunction.

The aviation administration said it had shared the preliminary results of its investigation with teams from a European Airbus company.

Airbus experts and engineers also visited the crash site of flight PK8303, where they were briefed by Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB) officials.

“We are providing all possible assistance to Airbus technicians,” said PIA spokesman Abdul Hafeez.

Two passengers, including bank executive Zafar Masood, were survived in the crash.

The flight from Lahore to Karachi crashed while attempting to land near Jinnah International Airport.

Authorities said 18 houses were damaged at the scene, but no one was killed, largely because locals were at a nearby mosque at the time of the crash, and eight locals were injured.

A PIA spokesman said the administration had so far handed over 41 bodies to their families, while DNA tests were underway to identify others.

The plane had tried to land at Karachi airport before the crash but failed. Authorities recovered the plane’s black box.

The plane was last officially checked in November.

The PIA chief engineer had signed a separate certificate on April 28 and confirmed that the aircraft was fully maintained.

Airbus said the twin-engine aircraft had completed 47,100 flight hours and 25,860 flights as of last Friday.

The plane crashed just days after the government allowed local flights to resume before Eid al-Fitr.

There has been a partial lockdown across Pakistan due to the Coronavirus since mid-March, which resulted in one seat being left vacant after each passenger on the plane to maintain social distance after the resumption of local flights.

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