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Preliminary probe blames ATC, overconfident pilot for crashed PIA fight 8303

A preliminary probe into the crash of Pakistan International Airlines Flight 8303, which left nearly 100 people dead, has laid the blame for the accident on the pilot of the plane and the air traffic controller (ATC) who was in communication with him, Pakistani media reported on Monday. The preliminary probe, which is to be […]

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PIA Plane Crash: Pilot Ignored Air Traffic Control

Pakistani aviation authorities have told Pakistan International Airlines that the pilot of a passenger plane that crashed into a residential district of Karachi last month had ignored air traffic control’s instructions for landing, a PIA spokesman said on Wednesday. The PIA Airbus A320 crashed on May 22 while trying to land after the pilots reported […]

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Investigators find 30 million in cash in crashed PIA aircraft wreckage

Investigators and rescue officials found Rs 30 million (US$ 1,86,719.52) in cash in the wreckage of the Pakistan International Airlines’ aircraft that crashed with 99 people on board, killing 97 people, including nine children. Flight PK-8303 from Lahore to Karachi crashed in a residential area near Karachi International Airport on Friday, with only two passengers […]

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Pakistan plane hit runway 3 times during first landing approach: Pak Minister

The captain of a Pakistani airliner that crashed last week, killing 97 people on board, approached Karachi airport without announcing he couldn’t open his landing gear and hit the runway three times, a government minister said on Thursday. Search teams recovered the cockpit voice recorder from the wreckage of the Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 […]

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Violation of multiple SoPs by Pilot and ATC led to fatal PIA plane crash

Multiple standard operating procedures were violated in the fatal crash of PK-8303 both by cockpit crew and air traffic control as apparently the relevant warning signals and alarms in Airbus 320 were ignored which eventually led to the disaster. The Airbus has 21 types of warning signals and alarms to handle different situations. Pilot was […]

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Crashed Pakistan plane pilot ignored three warnings to lower altitude: Report

The pilot of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)’s crashed plane ignored three warnings from the air traffic controllers about the aircraft’s altitude and speed before the landing, saying he was satisfied and would handle the situation, according to a report on Monday. The national flag carrier’s PK-8303 tragedy on Friday, in which 97 people were […]

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PIA plane jolted thrice before crashing in Karachi: Survivor recounts horror

The PIA plane was flying very “smoothly” but while attempting to land, it “jolted” thrice and then the pilot “adroitly lifted” the aircraft off the ground, only to crash moments later, recounts Muhammad Zubair, one of just two passengers who miraculously survived the fiery crash. Zubair was among 99 passengers on board the Pakistan International […]

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Black box recovered from Karachi plane crash site

The flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder have been recovered from the site of a plane crash which killed at least 97 passengers and crew members in the Pakistani city of Karachi. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-8303 was flying from Lahore to Karachi when it went down around 09:45 GMT on Friday. The […]

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CCTV footage captures Pakistan International Airlines plane crashing in Karachi

An Airbus A320 of the Pakistan International Airlines descends dangerously close to the houses in a densely populated residential area of Karachi, less than a kilometer from the airport where it was trying to land, and hits one of the buildings, tail first. There is an explosion and within a fraction of a second, thick […]

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IN PICTURES: Pakistan International Airlines Plane Crash In Karachi

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with around 100 passengers and crew crashed on Friday in a residential area of the southern city of Karachi, with many feared dead. READ: ‘Sir, Mayday, Mayday, Mayday, Pakistan 8303’: Flight audio reveals terrifying last moments READ: Pakistani fashion model Zara Abid killed in PIA plane crash READ: Bank […]

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Pakistani fashion model Zara Abid killed in PIA plane crash

Pakistan International Airlines flight carrying 91 passengers and 8 crew members on board crashed over a residential colony near the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on Friday afternoon. The flight was on its way to Karachi from Lahore. The extent of damage or loss of life is still unknown, but soon after the news of […]

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Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane crashes in Karachi

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with around 100 passengers and crew crashed on Friday in a residential area of the southern city of Karachi, with many feared dead, officials said. The state carrier said flight PK 8303 had crashed with 99 passengers and eight crew members on board, though civil aviation officials said the […]