Pilot of crashed PIA plan did not follow ATC’s instructions: CAA

While international authorities analyse data of the ill-fated PK-8303 black box, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has alleged that pilot of crashed aircraft did not follow the instructions of the air-traffic controller (ATC) to lower the altitude. In a letter to the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), CAA said that the pilot was warned twice about his speed and altitude.

The June 2 letter from CAA official Iftikhar Ahmed to the PIA safety and quality assurance department, while pointing out “non-compliance of ATC instructions” by PK-8303, asked him to “ensure avoidance of recurrence of such situation in the interest of flight safety”.

Source: Dawn