Karachi PIA Crash: Both pilot and co-pilot focused on corona virus instead of landing, Aviation Minister says

Karachi PIA Crash: Both pilot and co-pilot focused on corona virus instead of landing, Aviation Minister says
Minister of Aviation Ghulam Sarwar inspecting the site (File Photo)

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan presented a preliminary report on the crash of Pakistan's national carrier in May in the National Assembly, in which he said the corona virus was the focus of both the pilot and co-pilot instead of landing. Was focused on.

Ghulam Sarwar Khan said that according to the initial report of the PK8303 accident, there was no defect in the plane and the pilot did not tell the Control Tower (ATC) that there was a problem in the plane.

He said that the ship and the ATC did not follow the prevailing rules while landing.

Addressing the National Assembly, Ghulam Sarwar said that he listened to all the conversations in the cockpit with the help of voice recorder.

However, it is very unfortunate to say that the whole conversation that was going on between the pilot and the co-pilot was about Corona. They both deal with their confidence as they choose to embark on their play activities.

Ghulam Sarwar Khan said that although the ATC had given a message to the pilot that the altitude of the plane was decreasing, he did not take the matter seriously and said that he would handle it.

"The pilot didn't pay attention. And I'm sorry to say that the plane was fine, had an automatic landing system, but the pilot removed it and took control.

It may be recalled that a few days ago, an inquiry report was reported in the local media, but the authorities denied it, saying that it was not based on facts.

However, there were several points in the aviation minister's speech to the National Assembly on Wednesday that had been broadcast on local media.