Black box report confirms that PK-661 crashed due to engine failure

Islamabad: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has revealed that flight PK-661 crashed due to engine failure.

Pk 661 crashed in December 2016.

According to the black box report of aircraft ATR42, which was being used by Pakistan International Airlines, the incident took place due to the technical fault as its engine failed during the flight.

The cockpit recording has also been recovered from the black box, as reported by the CAA’s representative.

Secretary civil aviation authority has said that certain parts of the plane have been dispatched to France for further investigations, whereas the engine of the plane is sent to Canada.

The final report is expected to be received within next three months, secretary informed, adding that investigators would probe more to get out more information, i.e. why engine failed?

Authorities are still paying compensation to the families of dead persons. Pakistan International Airlines has summoned families of deceased in its Rawalpindi’s office on March 24 to identify belongings retrieved from the site.

PIA’s flight PK-661 carrying 47 people crashed near Havelian on December 6, 2016 on its way to Islamabad from Chitral. The incident took place at 4:02 pm PST.

There were 31 men, 9 women, 2 infants and five crew members on board the flight. Singer turned preacher Jundaid Jamshed, his wife and Deputy Commissioner Chitral Osama Warraich were also on board.