The father of a slain Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) pilot who died in a plane crash with 979 passengers on board has rejected a management investigation. In the investigation conducted by the PIA, the pilot of the aircraft was responsible for ignoring the three warnings about the altitude and speed of the aircraft before landing the aircraft traffic controllers (ATC). Sajjad Gul, the victim’s father, called the investigation “tutored” and said the people conducting the investigation were nominated by the Pakistani government.
His father questioned the report, calling the Pakistani government “untrustworthy”. He added that Sajjad Gul was hailed as a Pakistani hero on the day of the plane crash, but was soon blamed by PIA management for the crash. According to his claim, the investigation report was leaked to the media. “My son was one of the most professional pilots in Pakistan. Last year, he flew for 1,000 hours, which is the maximum allowable time for a pilot to fly in 365 days. I totally reject this report,” he said.
It is to be noted that the top management of the PIA who are directly involved in the investigation have served the Pakistan Air Force and its military. The investigation team is led by Air Commodore Muhammad Usman Gani, President of the Air Accident and Investigation Board.
The pilot ignored three warnings: an official investigation
The report, released on Monday, also highlighted that the pilot had been warned three times before the national carrier PK-7303 tragedy on Friday. The Airbus A-320 en route from Lahore to Karachi, 15 nautical miles from Jinnah International Airport, flew 10,000 feet instead of 10,000 when the first warning was given to reduce the height of the aircraft’s traffic control (ATC). Aircraft.
The report claimed that the pilot ignored it and the plane was at an altitude of 7,000 feet instead of 3,000 feet when there were only ten nautical miles left until the airport. He was said to have been warned but ignored the claim, claiming he was in control of the plane.