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U.S. bans Pakistan International Airlines over pilot license scandal

Jul 11, 2020 - 12:15 AM

The United States announces the ban on Pakistan International Airlines after learning that 'nearly one-third of Pakistani pilots are not properly certificated'

PIA AIRCRAFT. A man looks on as a Pakistan International Airlines plane taxis on the runway at the airport in Islamabad. Photo by Farooq Naeem/AFP

Pakistan Int'l Airlines suspended in Europe over fake pilot license scandal

Jul 01, 2020 - 11:15 PM

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency tells Pakistan International Airlines 'they have lost their confidence' in the carrier

PLANE. A man looks on as a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane taxis on the runway at the airport in Islamabad. Photo by Farooq Naeem/AFP

Pakistan airline grounds about 150 pilots in license probe – official

Jun 26, 2020 - 11:21 AM

A review finds more than 260 of the country's 860 active pilots had fake licenses or had cheated on exams

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 08, 2016 a man looks on as a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane taxis on the runway at the airport in Islamabad. - A Pakistan passenger plane with more than 100 people believed to be on board crashed in the southern city of Karachi on May 22, 2020, the country's aviation authority said. (Photo by Farooq NAEEM / AFP)

Report blames human error for Pakistan plane crash that killed 97

Jun 24, 2020 - 6:22 PM

'The pilot, as well as the [air traffic] controller, didn't follow the standard rules,' says Ghulam Sarwar Khan, the country's aviation minister

WRECKAGE. Rescue workers gather at the site after a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft crashed in a residential area in Karachi on May 22, 2020. File photo by Rizwan Tabassum/AFP

Crashed Pakistani jet's cockpit voice recorder found

May 29, 2020 - 12:18 AM

Pakistan's aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan says a French-led investigation team will analyze the Airbus A320's recorders

INVESTIGATION. In this file photo, firefighters spray water on the wreckage of a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft after it crashed at a residential area in Karachi on May 22, 2020. File photo by Rizwan Tabassum/AFP

97 dead, 2 survivors in Pakistan plane crash

May 23, 2020 - 2:57 PM

The bodies of all the passengers and crew of the ill-fated Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 had been recovered

Rescue workers gather at the site after a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft crashed in a residential area in Karachi on May 22, 2020. A Pakistani passenger plane with nearly 100 people on board crashed into a residential area of the southern city of Karachi on May 22. Rizwan TABASSUM / AFP

40 bodies recovered, dozens more feared dead in Pakistan plane crash

May 22, 2020 - 6:32 PM

(4th UPDATE) The Pakistan International Airlines plane was close to landing when it came down among houses, sparking an explosion and killing several people on the ground

AFTERMATH. Firefighters spray water on the wreckage of a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft after it crashed at a residential area in Karachi on May 22, 2020. File photo by Rizwan Tabassum/AFP

Pakistan national airline fires pilots with fake school degrees

Dec 31, 2018 - 8:50 PM

Pakistan International Airlines fires 50 staffers in total after a slew of mishaps in recent years

Pakistan airline chairman resigns after fatal plane crash

Dec 13, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Muhammad Azam Saigol tendered his resignation on Monday December 12 due to personal reasons Pakistan International Airlines PIA spokesman Danyal Gilani says but declined to comment further

RESIGNATION. Chairman of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Azam Saigol (C) along with Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) officials offer absentia funeral prayers for plane crash victims at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) hospital in Islamabad on December 8, 2016. File photo by Farooq Naeem / AFP

Pakistan grounds ATR planes after fatal crash

Dec 12, 2016 - 2:34 PM

UPDATED The ATR turboprop planes would now undergo thorough testing after the two incidents Pakistan International Airlines says

In this file photo, passengers for a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight line up to board a plane for Islamabad in Chitral on November 1, 2015. A similar type of plane was involved in the December 7, 2016 crash. Farooq Naeem/AFP/File

Pakistan plane issued Mayday call before deadly crash

Dec 08, 2016 - 5:30 PM

The pilot of the ATR 42 turboprop aircraft contacts ground authorities after one engine failed issuing a Mayday call at 4:14 pm 1114 GMT Azam Saigol the airline s chairman tells a news conference in Islamabad

CRASH. Pakistani investigators scan the wreckage of the crashed PIA passenger plane Flight PK661 at the crash site near the village of Saddha Batolni, in the Abbottabad district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on December 8, 2016. Photo by Aamir Qureshi / AFP

Pakistan plane carrying 48 crashes killing all on board

Dec 07, 2016 - 8:12 PM

4th UPDATE Pakistan International Airlines PIA Flight PK661 crashes in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province The military which is part of rescue operations says 21 bodies had so far been retrieved from the wreckage

In this file photo, passengers for a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight line up to board a plane for Islamabad in Chitral on November 1, 2015. A similar type of plane was the one involved in the December 7, 2016 crash. Farooq Naeem/AFP/File

Firing on passenger jet kills 1, wounds 2 in NW Pakistan

Jun 25, 2014 - 7:30 AM

The incident took place late Tuesday June 24 as the Pakistan International Airlines PIA flight arrived in Peshawar from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia with more than 170 passengers on board

Pakistan airport raid kills 30 as thousands flee tribal district

Jun 10, 2014 - 6:26 AM

The assault leaves Pakistan s nascent peace process with the Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan TTP in tatters

SALUTE. Pakistani Rangers attend the funeral of their comrade, killed during an operation at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan, 09 June 2014. Shahazib Akber/EPA

Attack on Pakistan's main airport leaves 24 dead

Jun 09, 2014 - 8:02 AM

UPDATED Aside from the militants Jinnah Hospital says 14 bodies are now there including 8 airport security members a ranger a civil aviation official and 4 PIA staff

British fighter jets escort diverted Pakistani plane

May 24, 2013 - 10:01 PM

British fighter jets were scrambled to escort a Pakistan International Airlines plane to a London airport after an onboard incident

AIR SCRAMBLE. British fighter jets escort diverted Pakistani plane. Photo by AFP