PIA, CAA officials brief Imran Khan on plane crash

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has chaired an important meeting to review the latest developments into the investigation of the PIA plane crash. PIA, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials and federal ministers attended the meeting. The authorities briefed Prime Minister Imran Khan on the PIA plane that crashed in Karachis Model Colony on May 22.

PIA meeting

The prime minister was briefed about facilities provided to the injured and heirs of the victims. Sources said the probe team will present the initial investigation report of PK-8303 to Prime Minister Imran Khan during the meeting.

Meanwhile, Airbus experts continued to examine and collect evidence from the PK-8303 crash site for the third consecutive day on Thursday. Source relayed the investigators are using modern technical equipment to  probe the crash of the A320 aircraft on May 22 in a residential area of Model Colony.

The probe team has expanded the search area for the missing cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of the ill-fated plane as the buildings affected by the PK-8303 crash are being scoured for the purpose.

PIA engineering, technical ground support and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Security and Vigilance teams were also present at the site.

The aircraft with 99 passengers and crew members onboard had crashed while trying to make an emergency landing at Karachi airport.

Cockpit recorder found

The team investigating the crash of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) PK-8303 in the residential area of Model Town, Karachi has found the cockpit voice recorder of the crashed plane on Thursday.

PIA spokesman Abdullah Hafeez Khan said the cockpit voice recorder a vital piece of equipment in aircraft crash investigation, was recovered from the debris of the crashed plane site.

The PIA officials handed over the cockpit voice recorder of the ill-fated Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-8303 to Aircraft Accident Investigation Board, he said. It may be noted that the investigators had made hectic efforts to recover the voice recorder from the crash site which is important for the plane crash inquiry.

PIA had also urged citizens not to keep any part of the wreckage and hand it over to the relevant authorities.The airline had on Saturday said that the black box of the jetliner was found.

The Airbus experts will take the aircrafts black box, which contains the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder, and any other evidence that would help with the investigation.