Four more bodies of PIA crash victims identified

By: News Desk      Published: 04:44 PM, 31 May, 2020
Four more bodies of PIA crash victims identified

Four more bodies of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash victims were identified on Sunday.

According to Edhi authorities, out of 23 more bodies of the plane crash victims transferred to the morgue, four have been identified. The bodies were identified as of Tahira Mehmood, Taj Mehmood, Muhamad Zubair and Bilal Ahmed.

Tahira Mehmood, Taj Mehmood, Muhamad Zubair were residents of Karachi while Bilal Ahmed belonged to Gujrat, according to Edhi authorities.

As many as 73 bodies have been identified thus far as DNA process to recognize others is in progress. Out of the total identified bodies, 63 of them were handed over to the families.

Meanwhile, the investigation of PIA plane crash in Karachi is nearing completion as Airbus experts have collected all important evidence to complete their probe.

According to a tweet from France’s Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA), “the mission on site is about to be completed”.

The tweet also said that “technical work on FDR and CVR” of the ill-fated aircraft would begin in France on June 2.

It is pertinent to mention here that overall 97 people have died in the PIA plane crash incident near Karachi airport. Only two passengers had survived the air crash.

The investigators after their final visits would leave the country via a special plane on Monday. They would take away flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder with them to decode it.

Representatives of the Pakistani team probing the incident, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and PIA officials would also accompany the foreign team.

During the investigations, the team has utilized both modern technologies and adopted traditional ways to look into the incident.

The PIA authorities have provided the team with all documents needed to probe the matter.

It is pertinent to mention here that a team of 11 French experts had landed in Karachi on a special Airbus 338 on May 23 and visited the location of the plane crash in Karachi.

Moreover, the investigation team had inspected different equipment at the radar room besides witnessing the process of landing and take-off of the planes.