Written by Ch. Faisal Mahmood
PIA Aircraft Accident Investigation Board after taking over the crash site started the investigation. The search for the plane’s cockpit voice recorder is over now and the most important object for the detailed investigation have been recovered and in this way the collecting of all-important evidences has been completed.
The 11-member team from commercial aircraft manufacturer Airbus, the maker of unfortunate plane A320 jet, also arrived in Karachi and collected all possible evidences, made videos and photographs of the incident place to have free and fair investigation of the incident.The team appeared to be very professional and qualified and we have high hopes and expectation of fair investigation report form the team.
What is the final report, it is a pain giving fact that someone somewhere did not fulfill his duty, a duty he was supposed to perform in very national interest to ensure the safety and security of these very precious lives. Someone somewhere was too incompetent, too selfish, too lazy, may be too careless or too ignorant or too unchecked ,too uncaring to manage, handle and fix things that needed to be fixed so the PK-8303 takeoff, fly and land safely at Karachi airport and not the tragic way A-320 fell a few hundred meters short of the its peaceful destination.
These poor people of Pakistan laden with hopes, plans and dreams should not have died like this. Someone somewhere is responsible and committer of sin with the nation.
The Covid-19 pandemic has scorched commercial airline operations and balance sheets, but with airline managers across the world attempting to give wings to their fleets after prolonged grounding, experts highlight a key phrase: ‘No HALF MEASURES’- we at Holiday Weekly think that our measures were half, may be less than half . The necessity of flying machines being returned to service after a complete maintenance check and, more importantly, aircrewbeing allowed at the controls only after key proficiency checks in a full flight simulator have to be stressed repeatedly.
The PIA crash is a reminder that the aviation industry provides little margin for error. The Pakistan Airlines Pilots Association (PALPA) has demanded a thorough probe into the plane crash tragedy and has told loud and clear that it had lodged several protests with airline’s management about the ill-fated aircraft, an A-320, and the dangers it posed for flying operations.
It wasan astonishing and surprising statement “The aircraft’s landing gear has always been a grave cause for concern. Numerous ‘technical logs’ concerning this particular aircraft will validate PALPA’s contentions,” according to a statement issued by the pilots’ body.
Though this is not appropriate time to ask thequestion but the point is that this is the time to proclaim loudly that these people would not have died if someone somewhere had acted responsibly. The nation grieves so do we at Holiday Weekly.
We feel sad to assume that things will happen as they do. Questions will be asked, but not very hard ones; inquiries will be ordered, but the not very detailed ones, people will be punished but not the really responsible and measures will be taken but notso critical& systematic ones. And then we shall do what the nation always do: move on.Someone verywell said, ‘nothing really crashes after the crash,till the next crash.’