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Karachi; December 9, 2016

Reference media reports regarding ATR not being a safe aircraft, Spokesman PIA has clarified that ATR is perfectly safe for flying and is useful and economical on short haul flights in both hot and cold weather conditions. Several of these aircraft are being operated by airlines in India and Europe.

Media reports suggesting that there was some known defect in the aircraft before its last flight are also totally baseless. It defies common sense that pilots and engineers would fly an aircraft that does not meet safety standards, and risk their own lives.