PIA plane crash: CEO says aircraft was ‘technically sound’, aviation ministry to oversee investigation

KARACHI: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane that crashed earlier today was "technically sound", the national carrier's chief executive said Friday in a press conference here in the city. PIA CEO Arshad Malik said the Aviation Ministry would oversee an inquiry into the incident and that his team stood with the government of Pakistan, the armed forces, and the National...

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Global leaders from express sorrow, share grief over PIA plane crash

Leaders from across the globe showed solidarity and extended condolences soon after a crash took place near Karachi Airport on Friday. Ninety-nine people were aboard the Airbus A-320 aircraft when it crashed, according to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) chief Arshad Malik. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the news from Pakistan is "devastating" and termed it a "terrible tragedy"....

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Bank of Punjab CEO Zafar Masud, another passenger miraculously survive PIA plane crash

KARACHI: Bank of Punjab Chief Executive Officer Zafar Masud and another passenger miraculously survived with relatively minor injuries, after a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crashed on Friday in a residential area near the metropolis' Jinnah International Airport. Masud was among the 98 persons travelling in Karachi-bound PIA flight PK-8303 from Lahore, which crashed in the Jinnah Garden area near Model...

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Black box from crashed PIA plane found, taken into custody to ascertain the cause of the crash: sources

KARACHI: In a major development, the security forces have found the black box of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane that crashed today near Jinnah International Airport, killing over 98 people on board, citing sources. The sources said that the Safety Investigation Board has taken the black box into custody to ascertain the cause of the crash. Later, talking to...

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