Havelian plane crash report released after four years
Aircraft was allowed to proceed on next flight despite the fractured blade: report
LAHORE (Dunya News) – Investigation report of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash near Havelian has been released after nearly four years of the fatal crash.
As per details, the report has held PIA engineers responsible for the crash which killed 48 passengers including religious scholar and former singer Junaid Jamshed.
A fractured turbine blade triggered a “complicated” sequence of failures that culminated in the fatal Havelian PIA crash in 2016, the investigators have said in the report.
The report said that one engine of the aircraft failed during the flight while the blade of the other engine had fractured during the previous flight (Peshawar to Chitral).
It further said that aircraft was allowed to proceed on next flight despite the fractured blade. The report also revealed that engine overhaul of the plane was postponed despite completion of 10,000 hours.