PM Imran says ‘rapid inquiry’ to happen into PIA airplane crash


Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered a right away inquiry into the tragic crash of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger airplane A320 on Friday that took over 80 lives.

“Shocked and saddened by the PIA crash. Immediate inquiry will be instituted,” the premier wrote on Twitter after the nationwide flag profession flight flight PK-8303 crashed in a residential space near Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport a couple of moments earlier than touchdown.

Ninety-nine have been aboard the airplane, together with 85 passengers.

The prime minister additional stated that he was in contact with PIA’s CEO Arshad Malik and with the rescue and reduction groups engaged on floor.

Expressing immense grief over the lack of valuable lives, the premier prolonged condolences to the households of the deceased.

“Prayers and condolences go to families of the deceased,” learn the tweet.

‘Nothing may be confirmed till black field is decoded’

Earlier within the day, Pakistan Air Line Pilots’ Association (PALPA) stated that nothing may be confirmed concerning the airplane crash till the black field of the plane A320 is decoded.

While speaking to Geo News, the PALPA spokesperson Tariq Yahya stated that the plane was quick on energy by the top of its journey and was gliding on low altitude.

“When the plane engine fails, the only option is forced landing for which altitude is very important. Unfortunately, the PIA air craft didnot have the required altitude and it crashed on the residential area,” Yahya maintained.

Speaking concerning the security protocols earlier than the airplane embarks its journey, the PALPA official stated that the pilot is handed a technical log e-book crammed by the technicians which a pilot goes by means of earlier than taking off the airplane.

Lamenting on the insufficient security measures for aviation in Pakistan, Yahya stated that PALPA had been urging authorities to not compromise on security tips.

“Constructing high story buildings is the violation of civil aviation rules,” he famous.

Airbus to offer help

In this regard, Airbus has additionally confirmed the incident and has prolonged condolences for all of the affectees of the unlucky airplane crash.

Taking to Twitter, the aerospace company stated that it’s offering help to the investigation.