Bhoja aircraft banned for general flights
Islamabad—The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Tuesday banned Bhoja Air Lines planes for general flights after finding some of the planes unfit to fly.
CAA had started inspection of passenger aircrafts operated by private airlines earlier on Monday after the fatal crash in Islamabad.
According to a private television channel, Airworthiness Instructor CAA cancelled the Airworthiness Certificate for 2 flights of Bhoja Airlines bound for Islamabad via Lahore from Karachi.
“ During inspection”, Instructor said, “ Planes were found unfit for general flights both domestic and international. They are grounded until clearance and obtainment of Airworthiness Certificate”.
He further added that objections were raised on the constituent parts of Bhoja Airlines planes including Landing Gear and Doors during inspection.
Planes carrying national flag of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) had already obtained airworthiness certificate from CAA. Captain Mujahid al Islam, head of the team probing Bhoja Airline’s airliner crash, has said that the investigation into the tragic incident could take three months.
While talking to media at the crash site in Hussainabad on Tuesday he said several evidences of the incident have been sealed, adding that work to remove the remains would be begun within two days.
It is pertinent to mention here that a nine-member team is investigating the issue. The number of the team can be raised if needed.
A team of insurance company has also reached Pakistan which would provide compensation to the affected families after investigative report is finalised.