PK-8303 crash: Airbus team starts probe in Karachi

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KARACHI: The professional technicians of a well-known plane manufacturing company, Airbus, reached Pakistan and started its probe into the recent deadly crash of one of its own manufactured aircraft of PIA in Karachi.

According to details, the Airbus team visited the site of the incident were the PK-8303 flight crashed after coming from Lahore.

Moreover, the technical team also inspected the houses in the presence of the civil aviation and PIA officials in Malir area which were destroyed after the plane crash.

The staff of the national carrier and the rescue officials also gave the briefing to the investigating team.

coarse of investigation to ascertain the actual cause of the incident, French technical experts examined the remains of the airplane and inspected the engines, landing gear, wings and flight control system of the aircraft.

It must be mentioned here that the Airbus is conducting an independent investigation into the crash, the main cause of which is the failure of engines reportedly.

In one of the deadliest plane crash incidents, the PK-8303 crashing resulted in taking the lives of 97 people out of 99 total on board. Whereas, two fortunately survived.

As the plane crashed into a populated residential area of Malir, which is very near to the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, it damaged several houses, vehicles and also injured few area peoples.

The unfortunate Airbus A320 plane was received by the PIA in 2014. It had completed 47,100 flight hours and 25,860 flight cycles until its final crash.

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