KARACHI: French investigators probing the Might 22 Pakistan International Airways (PIA) airplane crash have announced that downloading and decoding of the black field of the ill-fated plane has been accomplished.
The French Bureau of Enquiry and Evaluation for Civil Aviation Security (BEA) on Friday stated in a tweet that downloading and decoding of the flight information recorder and cockpit voice recorder, the 2 elements of the PK-8303 black field, “has ended. Analysis will continue”.
It stated that the Pakistan’s Plane Accident and Investigation Board (AAIB) “will publish at a later date a preliminary statement on the event based on downloaded data/ Pakistan’s AAIB is leading the investigation/current communication on their behalf”.
Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan had already introduced that the preliminary report of the airplane crash could be tabled in parliament on June 22.
Ninety-seven of the 99 passengers and crew members onboard the PIA flight had been killed when the airplane crashed into homes in Karachi’s Mannequin Colony space on Might 22. A teenage lady additionally misplaced her life on floor.
Airbus, being the producer of the A320 plane had despatched an 11-member workforce to Pakistan to supply technical help to AAIB investigators. The workforce had earlier this week left for France together with the FDR and CVR of the plane. AAIB President Air Commodore Usman Ghani additionally accompanied the French workforce.
Revealed in Daybreak, June sixth, 2020