The missing cockpit voice recorder of the PIA PK-8303 that crashed on May 22 has finally been found, the airline confirmed Thursday. Ninety-seven passengers were killed and two survived aftert he plane crash. The recorder was found from the debris and has been handed over to the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board.
Pakistan’s former army chief General (r) Mirza Aslam Beg says the US Central intelligence agency (CIA) is responsible for the 1988 plane crash that killed then president and army chief Ziaul Haq. In an interview, Beg told Turkish Anadolu news agency that the plane crash was not an accident, but sabotage. An internal inquiry conducted by the military intelligence also raised suspicion about the role of the CIA in the plane crash.
A trainer aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed near Mardan, making it the second one in less than a week. According to a press release, the PAF trainer aircraft crashed on a routine training mission near Takht Bhai. The pilot safely ejected the aircraft before it fell. Board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of accident.
An Afghan passenger plane crashed on Monday in Ghazni province but the number of people on board and their fate was not immediately known, nor was the cause of the crash. Arif Noori, the spokesperson for the provincial governor, said the plane went down around 1:10pm local time in Deh Yak district, which is held by the Taliban. Two provincial council members also confirmed the crash.
Two Pakistan Air Force (PAF) pilots have been martyred after their plane crashed near Mianwali, according to a spokesperson of the air force. The pilots have been identified as Squadron Leader Haris Bin Khalid and Flying Officer Ibaadur Rehman. The plane, FT-7, was on a routine operational training mission when the crash occurred. A board of inquiry has been ordered by the Air Headquarters to determine the cause of the accident.