In the preliminary investigation into the tragic PIA PK8303 accident in Karachi last month, aircraft maker Airbus has indicated that there is no technical malfunction in the A320 aircraft, and airlines around the world have been informed that such aircraft have been directed to continue the operation.
On the other hand, PIA spokesman Abdullah Hafeez Khan, confirming receipt of the aircraft manufacturer’s report, said that PIA would elaborate its course of action in light of the final investigation report by the Pakistani government.
Aircraft maker Airbus to airlines around the world presents a preliminary investigation report into the May 22 plane crash in Karachi.
According to a letter available with Urdu News, after a detailed investigation in Pakistan, the Airbus team has concluded that no new recommendation should be made to companies operating A320 aircraft.
According to civil aviation experts, this means that the manufacturer of the aircraft has found no technical flaw in the investigation of the crashed plane from the plane crash, the manufacturer of the aircraft issues an alert worldwide and directs such aircraft to the ground until having the fault rectified.
It should be recalled that on May 22, a PK8303 aircraft coming from Lahore to Karachi crashed a few minutes before landing at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi due to a technical failure in the nearby population. The plane was carrying 99 people, of whom 97 died and two miraculously survived.
The federal government assembled a team of four members on May 22 to investigate the accident. According to notification from the Aviation Division, the investigation team is headed by Air Commodore Muhammad Usman Ghani, while Wing Commander Malik Muhammad Imran, Captain of the Tauqeer Group and Nasir Majeed are members of the investigation team.
A few days after the accident, an Airbus team from France arrived in Pakistan to investigate and inspect the crash site in detail and gather information.
In a letter issued after the investigation on June 5, Airbus director of product safety Yank Malinge said the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder of the aircraft were brought from Pakistan to Paris and inspected. Also guided. Both recorders provided important information during the investigation.
After reviewing the information, Airbus decided not to issue new safety recommendations. The company has assured that it will continue to cooperate with Pakistan in the investigation.
When contacted by Urdu News about it, PIA spokesman Abdullah Hafeez Khan said the aircraft maker did not make any recommendations regarding security measures. This means that the aircraft was safe for the flight, as well as other similar aircraft owned by PIA are safe and operate under international certification.
He said the letter meant “no manufacturing flaws were found on the ship and no deficiencies were noted in terms of repair and maintenance.”
It should be recalled that the Federal Aviation Minister, Sarwar Khan, had assured the government in Parliament that the preliminary investigation report on the accident would be presented to the National Assembly on June 22, while the full report would be presented in six months to one year.