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Shahid Afridi bats for the relatives of the victims of the PK-8303 plane crash

Shahid Afridi.
Shahid Afridi.

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to provide compensation to relatives of those who died in the PK-8303 plane crash.

The bold all-rounder has posted a tweet in which he is seen meeting the relatives of the victims of the tragic plane crash.

“The families of the victims of the PIA 8303 plane crash are already bearing the loss of their loved ones. Failure to pay their dues further aggravates their situation,” Afridi wrote.

“I ask Arshad Malik, @Official_PIA @ImranKhanPTI to look into the matter and help alleviate their pain,” he added.

More than a year has passed since the tragic accident of PIA flight PK-8303 in Karachi, which killed 97 people on board while two passengers miraculously survived.

On May 22, 2020, the PIA plane crashed into a residential area near Model Colony in Karachi’s Malir neighborhood after losing its engines. The PK-8303 tragedy became the third most catastrophic air disaster in the country’s history.

During the ill-fated flight, the pilots made a first landing attempt and the plane briefly touched the ground several times, before attempting to land a second time.

The report said the cause of the crash was not a malfunction of the plane, but due to the negligence of the pilots and air traffic controllers.

A month after the crash, Federal Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan presented the PIA’s interim investigation report into the plane crash to the National Assembly.

Sarwar said the conversation between the pilot and the air traffic controllers had been taped and he had overheard it himself.

Sarwar said the initial report pointed out that there was no technical failure with the plane and the pilot also said the same in his conversation with the air traffic controllers.


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