PIA plane crash: Was the plane fit to fly?
As per the sources plane had a questionable history and was not given clearance by the engineers and was flown under the duress of Director Flight Operation.
“The engineers did not give clearance for the plane but the Director Flight Operation coerced the staff to take the flight for Islamabad,” the sources revealed.
Secretary Aviation Irfan Ilahi also confirmed that the ATR-42 plane suffered engine problems.
“It is premature to say anything at the moment, but we know that the aircraft had engine problems,” he said.
Flight PK-661 “lost contact with the control tower on its way from Chitral to Islamabad a short while ago,” the airline said in a statement.