KARACHI: A former deputy chief engineer of the Pakistan Air Line (PIA) has challenged the inquiry report of PIA ATR 2016 plane crash, in which renowned naatkhawan Junaid Jamshed along 47 other people, including his wife, lost their lives.
Ex-deputy chief engineer of PIA Khalid Mumtaz has moved the Sindh High Court against the report. He said that the plane was out of order since 2013 and its complete record was available.
“All the ATR planes should be grounded and inspected right away,” he pleaded to court. Upon which the SHC has sought responses from the PIA and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
The applicant said the PIA management was timely informed about the plane’s developing fault.
The 52 years old Jamshed, who had abandoned his music career to follow the path of Allah, was returning from Chitral from a religious trip along with his second wife when the plane crashed in the mountainous region of Khybeer Pakhtunkhwa’s Hazara division.
In Jan 2020, a petitioner had told the SHC that 55 planes had met accidents in the 60-year history of the airline. 20 incidents of them were of seizure of engines of ATR planes.