PIA Passenger Dies in Ambulift Crash at Najaf Airport

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PIA Passenger Dies in Ambulift Crash at Najaf Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:41 pm

According to news sources, a PIA passenger has died in ambulift crash at Najaf Airport. Another passenger who was injured in the accident has been shifted to a hospital.

The ambulift was overloaded, according to reports.

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Re: PIA Passenger Dies in Ambulift Crash at Najaf Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:53 pm

PIA operates scheduled passenger flights between Karachi and Najaf.

The airline's most recent flights PK-219 & PK-220 between Karachi and Najaf were operated with Airbus A320 registration AP-BLB on June 12.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ap-blb

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Re: PIA Passenger Dies in Ambulift Crash at Najaf Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:32 pm

PIA Announcement

Karachi 13 June 2018 -
A Lady passenger aged 93-94 years old travelling from Najaf on PK-220 fell from ambulifter at Najaf Airport. According to Najaf Airport Authority, the ground handling agency at Najaf, many of her relatives also got onto the ambulifter at the same time thus making the operation difficult. She got injured and was taken to hospital where she expired later and was buried in Holy Najaf on the will of her relatives accompanying her.

PIA staff is fully in contact with the relatives of deceased Mrs. Nisar Fatima and offered them every possible help including all expenses to be borne by PIA, return of immediate family to Pakistan on the next available flight and offering them free tickets for their next trip to Najaf whenever they intend to.

Meanwhile President & CEO Musharraf Rasool Cyan while condoling the death of Nisar Fatima and sympathizing with her relatives has ordered an investigation about the incident and asked airport manager to issue notice to the Iraqi ground handling service for their negligence.

The ground handling at Najaf is being handled by the Najaf Airport Authority. PIA has issued notice to the Najaf Airport Authority and asked for detailed report of the sad incident immediately.

Source: PIA Press Release (June 13, 2018)
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