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Government to present a preliminary report on Pakistan International Airlines Flight PK-661 crash in Parliament next week

Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan

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.

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.

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