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Safety Investigation Board to hold inquiry into tragic incident of plane crash: CEO PIA
May 23, 2020

Chief Executive Officer PIA Air Marshal (Retd.) Arshad Malik says Safety Investigation Board will hold thorough inquiry into the tragic incident of plane crash in Karachi. 

Addressing a news conference in Karachi, he said cause of the incident will be ascertained after taking all factors into account for the investigation. He said the crashed plane was technically fit for flying and there was no obvious reason of accident. He said a plane is given clearance only after all technical checks are made.

The PIA CEO said landing of the plane is done after getting clearance from Civil Aviation Authority. He said the airplane of Airbus that crashed was totally fit and safe for flying.

He said PIA pilots are some of the best in the world and cabin crew was also qualified as well as inspection of the plane was regularly done.

Air Marshal Retd. Arshad Malik said rescue operation is in full swing despite night time and technical difficulties of operating in residential area.

He said PIA has vacated its hotels in Karachi to house the relatives of the deceased.

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