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PIA responsible for PK-661 crash: CAA

KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has held Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) responsible for the 2016 Havelian crash in which 48 passengers were killed.

PK-661, was coming from Chitral to Islamabad when it crashed.

The aviation authority submitted its initial report in the Sindh High Court on Tuesday. The report said the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board had held the national flag carrier responsible for the accident.

According to the report, the pilot encountered a very complex technical error. The accident was caused by a broken turbine blade. The blade broke due to irregularities in maintenance of the plane.

Experts said this type of error has never been reported before. In such a situation, it was impossible for the pilot to control the aircraft.

Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar asked about the final investigation report too. “Where is the final report? The accident occurred n 2016 and you still haven’t completed the investigation.”

PHC verdict induces hope

The CAA said the plane was manufactured by three countries. The reports from France and Canada have been submitted and the US has yet to submit the report on overhauling and acceleration.

The court has given the authority till November 19 to submit the report.–

 

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