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The pilot’s focus was on the corona virus instead of taking over the plane, Ghulam Sarwar Khan said

ISLAMABAD: Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan has presented the PIA plane crash report in the National Assembly.

Presenting the PIA plane crash report in the National Assembly session, Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan said that a very transparent and impartial investigation is being carried out and its interim report is being presented in the House today. The full report will also be presented before this House. This will include details of all the reasons, motives, and compensation.

There have been 12 plane crashes in 72 years;

Ghulam Sarwar Khan said that unfortunately, this is not the first incident, there have been 12 incidents of plane crashes in 72 years, these 12 incidents were not investigated in time and no report came out while also about the determination of those responsible and punishment. No one knew, to this day the people and the families of the dead are still thirsty as to who was responsible for these incidents.

The Board of Inquiry performed its duties responsibly;

The Aviation Minister said that 97 people were martyred in the plane crash, a team was formed on the same night, the same board reached Karachi on the same night and it started its investigation, the inquiry board performed its duties with a sense of responsibility.

29 houses were destroyed in this accident;

Ghulam Sarwar Khan said that 29 houses were destroyed in the accident, which will be remedied, alternative accommodation has also been provided to the affected people, out of which 19 people lost Rs 1 million each. Provided, a house girl was also martyred, she has also been compensated.

The pilot ignored the air controller’s instructions;

Federal Minister Ghulam Sarwar said that the air controller informed the pilot about the altitude three times but the pilot ignored the instructions of the air controller. The shortcoming came when the engine hit the runway 3 times. I have the video.

Both pilots were not present during the flight.

Ghulam Sarwar said that when the plane took off again, both the engines were severely damaged. Without landing gear, the plane touched the runway three times. According to the investigation report, the pilot and ATC did not use the usual method. Corona was on the minds of the pilots. Both pilots’ families were affected by Corona. Both pilots were not present during the flight and were overconfident. The accident happened due to a lack of focus on the pilots.

Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar said the pilot did not point out any technical glitches on the final approach, which should have been 2,000 feet from the runway, but the plane was at 7,000 feet, the air controller in the voice recorder said. “You’re on a high flight, take a detour,” he said, adding that the landing gear was opened and then closed at 10 nightclubs.

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