Monday Apr 01, 2019
ISLAMABAD: Punjab Police booked a man from Arifwala district for flying his manufactured plane on Monday.
Muhammad Fayyaz, a popcorn seller and a security guard by profession, with his savings and a bank loan of Rs50,000 made a small aircraft. The police confiscated his plane during the trial run at an open field.
“I made the aircraft with my hard work. My plane can fly till 1000 feet. Give me one chance so that I can prove that I am a patriotic Pakistani. I informed every department but no one responded me,” Fayyaz told Geo News.
The police have booked him for flying the plane without the due approval of the civil aviation.
But Fayyaz said that he had sent a request to the Civil Aviation Authority but his request never came before the relevant authorities.
Meanwhile, a CAA expert, Naseem Ahmed while speaking to Geo News said that the CAA laws are very much clear that Pakistani airspace can not be used without due permission by any air machine.
“There needs to be approval. It’s for their own good for their safety. What if God forbid the plane crashes with any building. Ignorance cannot be used as an excuse,” he said.