Families of 82 PIA plane crash victims receive compensation
June 6, 2020 09:14 PM
The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has paid compensation money to 82 families of the Karachi plane crash victims, it was said on Saturday.
As per details, the PIA acquired data of all the heirs of the plane crash victims and disbursed Rs1 million each compensation to the heirs of 82 victims.
The authorities said that heirs of 15 victims have asked them to contact them in a week or two.
PIA flight PK-8303 crashed in Karachi last month, killing 97 people on board. Two passengers survived the crash miraculously.
Before the crash, pilots made a first landing attempt and the plane briefly touched the ground multiple times, before attempting to land for a second time.
It may be noted that 95 bodies of the passengers out of 97 were identified through DNA tests and handed over to their heirs.
On the other hand, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) technical teams have failed so far to pull out the engine and landing gear of the crashed aircraft for further investigation. The teams consisting of technical experts have remained unsuccessful in pulling out the engine from a dilapidated residential building even after a lapse of 14 days.