PIA plane crash: Airbus team arrives in Karachi for investigation
Airbus team arrives Karachi today (Monday) to investigate the cause of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane PK-8303 crash which took place on Friday.
Around 97 passengers including the crew members lost their lives and only two survived miraculously in the plane crash which took place in Karachi’s Model Colony area. However, no resident of the Model Colony’s Jinnah Garden was among the victims.
The team of French experts arrived at Karachi Airport on a special Airbus 338.
The experts along with Pakistan’s investigation team will visit the plane crash and will also get a briefing about the plane crash at the PIA Head Office.
According to sources, the experts will also visit the run of the Karachi airport and will see the footage of the cameras installed at the runway.
The team will leave for France on May 26 with the material essential for the probe into the crash.
The probe team had visited the runway of the airport and viewed the footage taken from cameras installed on the runway and found out that the pilot of the ill-fated PK-8303 attempted to touch down on the runway but the plane’s landing gear was not down, sources added.
Earlier, PIA CEO Air Marshal Arshad Malik says that Eids will continue to come but serving the family is the first priority, we want to do our part in this difficult time.
Regarding the victims of the plane crash, Arshad Malik said that the dead bodies of 14 martyrs have been handed over to their families while the DNA team has started their work.
In an exclusive interview at the Emergency Response Center, Arshad Malik said that a PIA team would be present at all times to help the survivors and would make PIA a source of pride.
He said that the family members can contact the PIA call centre at any time to know the latest situation.
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