How can we all forget that unlucky flight which killed all its passengers along with renowned religious scholar Junaid Jamshed and Deputy Commissioner Chitral Usama Warraich?
That unlucky flight PK-661 was en route to Islamabad from Chitral which crashed near Havelian killing all people on board. An investigation was initiated to find the reason for the crash.
Initially, it was determined that due to a technical fault the plane crashed. But according to Pakistan international Airline, an investigation team was set, and they were to determine the real cause behind the crash.
The report of the investigation board is out now, and the reason has been explained. The crashed was caused when the plane lost its power turbine blade during the flight due to which one of the two engines stopped working.
According to the reports, the plane maintenance department was to change the blades as they had completed their 10,000 hours of usage. It was their lack of responsibility and negligence which caused the crash.
Now I must say here that this is not the first time that we are hearing about the ill management of the maintenance department of a national airline.
But what surprises me is how such a thing can keep happening again and again, and no serious notices are being taken.
The investigation board has stressed over the fact that the PIA must follow the proper protocol for the plane maintenance and their aircraft must be kept up-to-date to avoid further.
According to the report, an audit must be held to check the conditions of the national flag carriers.
This is not only sad but so much more heartbreaking that so many people lost their loved ones because few people were not responsible enough to do their job properly and on time.