Ghulam Sarwar promises transparent inquiry into PIA plane crash

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

10th Jun, 2020. 05:57 pm
Ghulam Sarwar promises transparent inquiry into PIA plane crash

Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan has once again assured that the inquiry into the Karachi plane crash would be transparent and the report would be tabled in the House on June 22.

Speaking in the National Assembly, Federal Minister Ghulam Sarwar said that in the past inquiry reports of crashes could not come to light and in recent times many accidents have taken place, no one has been identified and no one has been punished. Someone has to be held responsible.

“We are all responsible for this, but we also have to fix things so that there is accountability and such incidents can be controlled in the future,” he said.

The Federal Minister said that there are rumours that the inquiry into the Karachi plane crash may be biased but I promise that there will be a clear and transparent inquiry into the plane crash and the inquiry report will be tabled in the House on June 22.

He said that now we have to fix things for which I am adding another point that the degrees and licenses of all the pilots will also be checked as fake degrees of pilots have also come to light in the past.

Expressing regret, the Federal Minister further said that it is unfortunate that this country was ranked second on every issue.

He said, “the plane crashed on the population, affecting many homes for which the government provided money, but some of the families refused to accept the aid, but the damage from the plane crash should be surveyed. Yes, God willing, these losses will be compensated.”

Note that on May 22, 97 people were killed in an accident in a PIA Plane crash in Karachi, while only two passengers miraculously survived. The plane jerked and landed, but then it crashed.

Eyewitnesses said that the crash landing caused a lot of sparks on the runway. According to the sources, it is possible that the engine of the plane was damaged during the attempt to land on the runway.

Civil aviation sources have confirmed that the plane touched down the runway, the plane was 7,000 feet high, was asked to come to 5,000 feet, the plane’s engine collided with the runway 3 times during the first landing attempt.

While landing, the left and right engines of the plane rubbed against each other for a long distance and hit the runway three times, after which the plane rose into the air again.

According to civil aviation sources, the height of the plane was surprisingly about 4,000 feet higher than the limit. When the air traffic controller asked to reduce the altitude, the pilot said he would manage it.

It is also surprising that at the time of landing, the aircraft had contact with the approach radar instead of the control tower. The air traffic controller on the approach radar cannot see the aircraft, while the ATCO staff in the control tower can see the aircraft.

Investigative sources indicated that the engine’s oil pipe and fuel pipe may have leaked as a result of the collision with the plane’s engine on the runway, which may have affected the fuel supply and affected the engine’s working capacity. Eventually, both engines stopped working.

Also read: CAA says Crashed PIA plane’s pilot violated landing protocols

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