the Carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has given almost a third of its pilots banned from flying because they have fake or questionable certificates or flylicenser.
the Message on the flyforbuddet came, while at the same time, the government published a preliminary report from an accident investigation board has investigated an air crash, with 97 deaths in Karachi in the last month.
A flight of Pakistan Airlines crashed in a residential area, the 22. may, after both the plane's engines failed as it did to landing in Karachis air. It was, according to the report, human error was the cause of the tragedy.
Two of the 99 persons on board survived the crash.
A spokesman for PIA, Abdullah Hafeez Khan, said to AFP, that the government, by a survey last year had found out that 150 of the company 434 pilots only had 'fake or suspicious pilot licensing'.
- We have decided to give the 150 pilots with fake papers to a ban with immediate effect, he says.
the Spokesman says that the two pilots in the plane, which crashed in Karachi, both of which had authentic certificates.
- Their names are not among the 150 on the list, he states.
The preliminary report about the crash states that the aircraft was 100 percent ready for flight.
There was no technical error, says Pakistan's luftfartsminister, Ghulam Sarwar Khan.
But neither the pilot or the air traffic controller followed the agreed standard rules, he says.
According to the pakistani luftfartsminister was the pilots busy of a discussion about coronaviruspandemien, when they had to land the plane - an Airbus A320.
- the Pilot and co-pilot was not focused, and they continued all the time the discussion about the coronavirus, called it.
the passenger plane, which crashed in Karachi, was on its way from Lahore, in northeastern Pakistan, to the south of these.