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CEO PIA visits crash site


Karachi; December 10, 2016

Chief Executive Officer PIA, Mr. Bernd Hildenbrand today visited Saddha Batolni village in the vicinity of Havelian, where ATR 42 aircraft (AP-BHO) had crashed two days ago.

Mr. Hildenbrand laid a wreath of flowers at the site and observed one-minute silence in remembrance of the martyrs.

He met local local people of the area and thanked them for promptly helping in rescue efforts.

He said PIA is taking all possible steps to facilitate the bereaved families and would ensure that remaining dead bodies are also handed over immediately after their identification process is completed. PIA has nominated focal persons for coordinating with those families keeping them updated in this regard.

Director Vigilance of PIA, Brig (r) Mohammad Asif also accompanied the CEO and examined the area.

Mr. Hildenbrand also visited the embassy of Austria, in addition to meeting the relatives of the Chinese citizen who lost his life in the incident and extended his heartfelt condolences.