ISLAMABAD: The initial investigation report regarding the Bhoja plane crash has been submitted to the national assembly’s standing committee for defence, Geo News reported.
According to the report, the plane was grounded last year after being in use for 26 years, while this incident apparently appears to be merely an accident.
In a meeting of the NA standing committee for defence held with the MNA Azra Fazal in chair, the inquiry committee chief, Mujahid Islam submitting the initial report said that the ill-fated plane was made in 1985, South Africa bought it from Britain in 1999 and it was grounded in 2011.
Thereon Bhoja Airline acquired it on lease in the current year and had made 60 hours of flights for the company. Shortly before the disaster, the plane was last seen on the radar six miles away from the airport.
The initial report on the plane’s cockpit voice recorder and black box is expected from Washington on May 7. The representatives of the concerned insurance company of the plane have been called here.
Mujahid Islam said that according to his past experience the Bhoja crash was an accident, despite that the reasons for the disaster would have to be dug out—blaming weather only was not correct, as other planes were landing in the same weather conditions.
Member Committee, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi demanding wrapping up of the FIR relating to plane crash said that it was mere an accident. FIA investigations should also be put on hold.
The Committee has called for the airworthiness certificate of the plane and the details of the pilot experience. The Committee recommending the deletion of section 302 from the FIR directed for earliest completion of the inquiry.