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PIA pilot’s licence revoked for carrying more passengers than plane’s capacity – Pakistan

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KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has revoked the licence of a senior pilot and a primary officer for carrying extra passengers on board a Pakistan Worldwide Airways plane than its capability to Saudi Arabia in January, it was learnt on Sunday.

In line with highly-placed sources, warning letters have additionally been issued to the bottom employees — terminal supervisor and flight supervisor — within the matter.

The sources stated that the senior purser (airhostess), who had raised the problem with the pilot and in addition knowledgeable the administration in regards to the illegality, had additionally been issued a letter of recommendation.

The sources say that senior pilot Anwer Adil and first officer Adeel Javed had operated the flight wherein extra variety of passengers needed to stand all through the over three-hour-long flight which was a critical menace to air security. The incident was reported by senior purser Hina Turab to the administration. Floor staffers — terminal supervisor Amjad Shah and flight supervisor Hidayatullah Shahani — had allowed extra passengers on to the plane.

The sources stated that the CAA had issued a directive on the topic “Finalisation of inquiry in incident PK 743 dated Jan 20, 2017” a few weeks in the past and despatched it to the PIA.

The Aug 30, 2017 directive says, “Reference is made to M-1 HQCAA/1076/036/FSAC/PC dated Aug 28, 2017.

“In pursuance of findings and consequent suggestions made in respect of inquiry carried out into PK 743 dated Jan 20, 2017, competent authority in train of powers vested underneath Guidelines four and 5 of Civil Aviation Guidelines, 1994, has ordered following for implementation with rapid impact.

“(a) Pilot license of Captain (Anwer Adil) be revoked for one yr efficient Jan 21, 2017.

“(b) Pilot licence of first officer (Adeel Javed) be revoked for 3 months efficient three days after receipt of this letter.

“(c) Terminal supervisor Amjad Shah and flight supervisor Hidayatullah Shahani are issued with a letter of warning underneath intimation to the CAA.

“(d) Senior purser (Hina Turab) be awarded a letter of recommendation.

“Submitted for compliance and implementation underneath intimation to CAA,” provides the directive despatched to the PIA’s director flight operations.

The sources stated that the CAA had achieved some favour to pilot Anwer Adil and the directive has some discrepancies. As if his licence has been revoked for a yr (efficient from sooner or later after the date of incident) directive is issued on Aug 30. Pilot Anwer Adil had continued to fly the PIA plane for a lot of months even after the incident and had been grounded just a few weeks in the past. So, on papers, although his licence has been revoked for a yr (until Jan 20, 2018) he wouldn’t be flying the plane just for a couple of months.

The sources stated that first officer Adeel Javed’s licence has been revoked for 3 months “efficient after three days of receipt of this letter”, so he would bear the complete three-month punishment.

Sources stated that senior purser Hina Turab, quite than being appreciated for reporting the illegality to the administration, has been issued a letter of recommendation, a step that might deter different junior staffers to report the illegalities of their senior staffers to the administration.

The sources stated that the directive has been despatched for implementation to PIA’s Flight Operations Director Uzair Khan, who himself had compromised the air security, exposing lives of the tons of of passengers to hazard, has been issued a show-cause discover by the CAA a couple of weeks in the past.

Printed in Daybreak, September 25th, 2017

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