French team leaves for France after completing PIA crash inquiry

The team of French experts has left for France after completing their investigation of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) PK-8303 crash that killed 97 people.

As per the details, the 11-member French team, on Monday, left for France from Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport after completing its investigation of PK-8303 crash.

The team also provided essential assistance and technical expertise to Pakistani authorities in conducting their own inquiry regarding the May 22 crash.

It is to be noted two Pakistani officials involved in the crash investigation have also left for France with the French team which took back plane’s cockpit voice recorder (CVR) with them for analysis, whereas the plane’s flight data recorder (FDR) is already in France for decoding.

While in Pakistan, the French team visited the crash site and runway, conducted aerial survey and took photographs for further analysis of the events that unfolded on May 22.

It is pertinent to mention that PIA flight  PK-8303 crashed in Karachi’s Model Colony Area on May 22, killing 97 out of total 99 people on board. The crash also severely damaged more than a dozen residential plots.

Meanwhile, federal government has allowed to compensate the property loss endured by the residents, whereas Prime Minister Imran Khan has vowed to publicize PIA crash investigation reports.