Karachi Plane Crash: PIA plane crashes horribly on population, 57 confirmed deaths
Authorities have confirmed the deaths of 57 people in a plane crash in Karachi on Friday afternoon.
According to Jinnah Hospital Director Dr. Seemin Jamali, 35 bodies have been brought to Jinnah Hospital so far, while according to Civil Hospital officials, there are 19 bodies there.
At least three passengers survived the crash and are being treated at various hospitals.
The crashed plane had 99 people on board, including crew members.
Inquiry orders have been issued to find out the facts: Ghulam Sarwar Khan
The Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan (CAA) has expressed its sorrow over the Karachi accident.
Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan also expressed condolences to those killed and injured in the incident. He said that orders have been issued to investigate the incident so that the factors that led to the accident can be ascertained.
Nawaz Sharif’s condolence message on Karachi plane crash
Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter and PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz has sent a message of condolence on behalf of her father over the Karachi plane crash.
Maryam Nawaz has shared this message of Nawaz Sharif through her Twitter account. “My heart is deeply saddened by today’s tragedy. I pray for the elevation of the ranks of those who were martyred in this accident on the day of Jummah Mubarak . The grief of those who lost their loved ones is great. May Allah give them patience during this hard time, I am an equal partner in their grief.”
Nawaz Sharif further said that those whom Allah Almighty has saved by His mercy, may Allah Almighty heal them soon. On this occasion, I also greet the PIA crew members who were present on the plane who continued to perform their duty till the end.
The crashed plane was part of the PIA fleet in 2014
The Airbus A320 that crashed in Karachi today was part of the PIA fleet in 2014.
According to correspondent Shehzad Malik, the Air Aviation Department of Civil Aviation inspected the aircraft six times during this period.
The plane was last inspected on November 6 last year. The November 6 inspection was supposed to be effective until November 5 this year.
PIA Chief Engineer Karachi Airport had issued maintenance and review certificate to the aircraft on April 28 this year. The certificate was valid until November 25 this year.
The plane was technically safe, the Ministry of Aviation will investigate the crash: Arshad Malik
Addressing a press conference in Karachi, PIA CEO Arshad Malik said that 99 people, including crew members, were on board the crashed plane.
He said the plane was in flight and for the final landing, the pilot approached the control tower and informed that the plane was fully ready for landing.
The plane is said to be ready for landing. It is cleared from the control tower. But after arriving at the airport, the plane goes ’round’ and decides on the second approach. The plane is said to be approaching a second time.
“Something has happened to them in the meantime. Details of what happened to the plane will only be known by examining the voice recorder. Only then it will be known whether the plane had a technical problem or a bird struck the plane.
“When the plane takes off, the pilot is asked if there is a problem with him,” he said. “Yes, I have a problem.” After that the communication is lost and then the plane crashes.
He said the plane was technically completely safe.
He said that there would be a transparent inquiry into the matter in which neither PIA nor CAA would have any role.
He said that the accommodation of the relatives who want to come to Karachi has been arranged at the hotel of Karachi Airport. He said that no body of the resident has been known from the area who is dead where the plane crashed.
According to Arshad Malik, rescue work at the site will take two to three days to complete.
Karachi plane crash: A four-member investigation committee has been formed
The federal government has formed a four-member committee to investigate the Karachi plane crash.
According to a notification issued in this regard, the four-member inquiry committee will be headed by Air Commodore Muhammad Usman Ghani, Chairman, Aircraft Accident and Investigation Board.
Its other members include Wing Commander Malik Mohammad Imran, Group Captain Tauqeer and Nasir Majeed.
The inquiry committee has been directed to complete its investigation and submit its report as soon as possible. However, the committee has also been directed to submit its preliminary report within a month.