Government of Pakistan is going to present the preliminary report on PIA flight PK661 crash to parliament next week. Federal Minister for Aviation Division Ghulam Sarwar Khan on Friday informed the Parliament about this. Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-661 Chitral to Islamabad crashed near Havelian on December 7, 2016.
- Ex Air Force bureaucrat Khaqan Murtaza appointed as DG Civil Aviation
- Giving additional charge of DG CAA to Secretary, Aviation Division was “illegal” and “the statement made by the Minister for Aviation on the floor of the National Assembly was not correct”
- The government of Pakistan giving additional charge of DG CAA to Secretary Aviation again is violation of law
- 12 months, 3 advertisements, 600 candidates and still Aviation Division has failed to appoint a DG CAA.
- PIA ATR crashed due to 3 “latent technical factors”
In the unfortunate incident, all 47 people on board died, including singer-turned-preacher televangelist Junaid Jamshed and the Deputy Commissioner of the District of Chitral. An initial report into the accident by the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) said that the aircraft’s left engine malfunctioned at an altitude of 13,375 feet (4,077 m).
The pilot reported the engine failure at 16:12, which was followed by a rapid uncontrolled descent and the disappearance of the aircraft from ground radar a few minutes later. A one-page preliminary report of the Safety Investigation Board found a ‘lapse’ on the part of the PIA and a ‘lack of oversight’ by the PCAA.