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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)

Pilots' virus chat blamed for deadly Pakistan plane crash

Jun 25, 2020 - 10:14 AM

'The pilot and co-pilot were not focused and throughout they were having a conversation about corona. The [virus] was on their minds,' says Pakistan's aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan

CRASH. Security personnel stand beside the wreckage of a plane at the site after a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft crashed in a residential area days before, in Karachi. Photo by Asif Hassan/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

18 killed as Pakistan army plane crashes into residential area

Jul 30, 2019 - 8:58 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The plane crashes into a poor village near an upscale neighborhood in the garrison city that is home to the army's headquarters

Military personnel work at the scene where a Pakistani Army Aviation Corps aircraft crashed in Rawalpindi on July 30, 2019.  Fifteen people were killed when a small plane crashed into a residential area in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi near the capital Islamabad, a rescue official told AFP early July 30.  AAMIR QURESHI / AFP

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

Man of God: PH envoy to Pakistan a 'total diplomat'

May 16, 2015 - 6:45 PM

When he presents his credentials to our Creator he will no doubt be received warmly and with open arms Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario says