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Don’t trust inquiry reports by PIA officials: pilot’s father

SAMAA | - Posted: May 25, 2020 | Last Updated: 4 months ago
SAMAA |
Posted: May 25, 2020 | Last Updated: 4 months ago
Says they are leaking reports to media

The father of Sajjad Gul, the pilot who died in the PIA plane crash in Karachi along with 96 other people last Friday, said on Monday that he doesn’t trust the inquiry reports prepared by the airline officials.

“They are themselves conducting the inquiry and leaking the reports,” Gul Muhammad Bhatti, the late pilot’s father, said while speaking to the media with the Punjab governor in Lahore.

The remarks come hours after reports started circulating in the media and social media that there was no technical fault in PK-8303 before it took off from the Lahore airport.

Bhatti said officials are trying to pin the blame for the crash on the pilot by accusing him of negligence.

“A day earlier, you were saying he is our national hero,” he said, adding that Sajjad was the only PIA pilot to complete 1,000 hours in the air last year. “He was a thorough professional.”

The plane PK-8303 crashed in Karachi’s Model Colony near the airport on May 22. The plane had 99 persons onboard, including passengers and crew. All but two people were killed.
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2 Comments

  1. Zahid Sardar  May 26, 2020 5:41 am/ Reply

    Need an independent inquiry at “arms length” from PIA and its “specialist:

  2. Danish Beg  May 26, 2020 8:09 am/ Reply

    It is always unfortunate when an incident like this happens. However, when there are deaths, someone is always responsible. Once the pilot of an aircraft dies, it is always easiest to blame him for the incident. It is, however, in this case, extremely plausible, that it was a pilot error. Once the aircraft had already touched the tarmac without wheels, it is not allowed to take the airplane into the air again with damaged engines and structure.

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