Pakistan

KARACHI –  After two days after the horrific plane crash near Havelian (Abbottabad district) claimed 47 precious lives, the black box of the ill-fated flight PIA PK-661 has been transported to Karachi on Friday.


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The data of the black box will be downloaded in Karachi, Aviation Division sources said.

The data and the black box afterwards will be sent to France for further investigation, sources said.

The sources said that the Safety Investigation Board investigating the matter will decide whether the box will be opened in Karachi or France.

PIA sources claimed that the national airliner is capable of opening, downloading and analysing data. PIA has certified specialists for it as well, sources added.

A PIA plane with 47 people on-board crashed near Havelian city of Abbottabad district on Wednesday.

Flight PK-661 “lost contact with the control tower on its way from Chitral to Islamabad a short while ago,” the airline said in a statement.

The plane took off from Chitral around 3:50PM and PIA said the plane crashed at 1642 local time (1142 GMT) in the Havelian area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, about 125 km north of Islamabad.