ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan has said that no one will be rescued or trapped in the reports of accidents involving planes. It will be laid before Parliament and the public on June 22.
Briefing the media in Islamabad, Ghulam Sarwar Khan said that the landing crash took place during the flight from Lahore to Karachi. A total of 99 people were on board while two people miraculously survived. Twelve to fifteen houses were badly affected in the accident. Homes and cars parked in the street were also burnt.
Talking about the identification of the bodies, Ghulam Sarwar Khan said that this is a very painful stage and we are trying to complete the DNA test as soon as possible. So far, 51 bodies have been identified and handed over to their families.
The aviation minister said An 11-member Airbus team is investigating to find why this accident happened and who are responsible?
He said that the Board of Investigation has taken possession of everything. Everything will be revealed after they decode fLight recorder in France.
Answering a question, the federal minister said that if the plane landed, then who asked to pick it up? There will be a sub-investigation. None of us are experts and thus we have to wait for the report of the Board of Investigation.
Responding to the criticism of political opponents, he said that an accident had also taken place in 2010. What did the protesters do then? If previous governments did not make the report public, we will.
He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan also expressed anger and said that why the reports do not come in time till today? We will report all 12 incidents to the nation.
The PIA pilot was our respected brother. I assure the pilot's family that the inquiry will be conducted in a transparent manner. No interference in the report can be imagined.
Answering a question, he said that there are SOPS of crash landing, if the wheel does not open, the pilot requests crash landing, however, the pilot did not say that the landing gear is not opening nor did he emergency landing. The Board of Investigation will look into all technical questions.