A team of technical experts from the Airbus aerospace company arrived in Pakistan for an independent probe into the PIA plane crash involving its aircraft in which 97 people were killed in one of the most catastrophic aviation disasters in the country's history, according to a media report on Tuesday. The team of experts from an Airbus facility in the French city of Toulouse will inspect the runway of the Jinnah International Airport here and the mishap site where the national flag carrier's flight PK-8303 from Lahore crash landed on Friday, Geo News reported. The Netherlands-headquartered international aerospace company will run an independent investigation into the plane crash, involving an Airbus A-320, reportedly due to an engine failure, it said. Soon after the incident, Pakistani authorities had cordoned off the mishap site and banned the transfer of objects until the Airbus team arrived to carry out a formal investigation, according to the report. The Pakistan International ...
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Families of the plane crash victims in Karachi observed funeral prayers on Saturday after collecting bodies at the local morgue. A procession dedicated to the memory of Dilshad Begum, who lost his life in the crash can be seen walking across the city's Kharadar district. The mourners carried the coffin containing the body of the deceased along the streets and concluded the farewell ceremony with a funeral prayer. On Friday, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-8303 crashed in a residential area in Karachi, killing at least 97 people. Reportedly many families were on board attempting to join their relatives for the Eid holidays.
One of the two people to survive a plane crash in Pakistan that killed 97 people on board has described jumping from the burning wreckage of the aircraft after it hurtled into a residential neighbourhood.