KARACHI: Chief Executive Officer PIA Air Marshal (Retd.) Arshad Malik on Saturday said the Safety Investigation Board will hold thorough inquiry into the tragic incident of plane crash in Karachi.
“Cause of the incident will be ascertained after taking all factors into account for the investigation. The crashed plane was technically fit for flying and there was no obvious reason of accident, he said addressing a news conference in Karachi. He said a plane was given clearance only after all technical checks are made.
The PIA CEO said landing of the plane was done after getting clearance from the Civil Aviation Authority. He said the airplane of Airbus that crashed was totally fit and safe for flying.
He said PIA pilots were some of the best in the world and cabin crew was also qualified as well as inspection of the plane was regularly done.
Air Marshal Retd. Arshad Malik said rescue operation was in full swing despite night time and technical difficulties of operating in residential area.
He said PIA had vacated its hotels in Karachi to house the relatives of the deceased.