The investigators have found the flight data recorder of the Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 AP-BLD, that crashed on Friday 22 May. The device was found yesterday on Saturday 23 May near the crash site.
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Today we received images of the runway where markings of the aircraft touch down were visible. A video and few images were leaked from CAA showing the scratches and black stains on the runway from the time when aircraft touched the runway for a short span of time.
The aircraft had 91 passengers and eight crew members aboard. Two passengers survived the crash while there are reports of fatalities on the ground. AP-BLD was leased from GECAS and it has previously served with China Eastern Airlines from 2003 to 2014. Then it was leased by PIA. It was powered by a pair of CFM International CFM56 engines. Pakistan will lead the inquiry with assistance from Airbus through French investigation authority BEA. PIA and CFM will also support the probe.