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PM summons Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar over PIA Crash

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

28th May, 2020. 11:33 am
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Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has summoned briefing on the latest development in the investigation of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash incident that claimed 97 lives last Friday.

PM Imran Khan will preside the session.

As per details, Imran Khan has summoned Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan and CEO PIA with others to get briefed about the latest outcomes of the investigation. On Wednesday, investigators began the process of removing wreckage and debris from the narrow, congested lanes of Karachi’s Model Colony area and reconstructing elements of the crash site.

Flight PK-8303 from the eastern city of Lahore crashed into the Model Colony neighborhood on approach to Karachi’s main international airport on Friday, killing 97 of the 99 people on board. The two survivors continue to be treated for their wounds, while four others were injured on the ground when the plane slammed into a residential area. On Tuesday, an 11-member team from commercial aircraft manufacturer Airbus, which makes the A320 jet, arrived in Pakistan to assist in the investigation.

Initial reports indicate the flight made an aborted effort to land before attempting a go-around, during which its engines failed. The aircraft was unable to make it back to the airport and crashed roughly a kilometer short of the runway. While the flight data recorder (FDR) of the ill-fated aircraft was found on the day of the crash, Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan disclosed in a statement on Tuesday night that CVR was yet to be found. The PIA spokesperson confirmed that CVR had not been found till Wednesday evening but efforts were continuing to locate it.

On the other hand, The final report released by the city administration on the damage caused by the plane crash in Jinnah Garden area of ​​Model Colony on May 22 states that 18 houses were partially destroyed and 2 completely destroyed. It should be noted that the federal government has taken the responsibility of compensating the financial losses caused by the accident.

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