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Jun 06, 2020 PRINT EDITION
Pakistan

Aviation Minister orders immediate inquiry into PIA plane crash incident     

 According to a spokesman for the Aviation Division, a PIA flight PK-8303, carrying 99 passengers and eight crew mem
  • According to a spokesman for the Aviation Division, a PIA flight PK-8303, carrying 99 passengers and eight crew members, had crashed.
  • Expressing grief and sorrow over the tragedy, the minister ordered the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board to hold an immediate inquiry into the incident.

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan on Friday ordered an immediate inquiry into the plane crash incident of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) that took flight from Lahore but went down near Karachi airport.

Expressing grief and sorrow over the tragedy, the minister ordered the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board to hold an immediate inquiry into the incident.

According to a spokesman for the Aviation Division, a PIA flight PK-8303, carrying 99 passengers and eight crew members, had crashed.

“The PIA’s A320 flight from Lahore to Karachi has crashed.”

He said a message had been received from the Air Traffic Control that this aircraft had crashed close to landing at the Karachi airport.