The aircraft was deliberately set on fire at Karachi airport, preliminary investigation

The aircraft was deliberately set on fire at Karachi airport, preliminary investigation

A preliminary investigation report on Sunday night's fire at Karachi airport revealed that the fire was deliberately set.

Initially, it was said that the fire was in the bushes in a deserted part of the airport, which had spread to the Shaheen Airlines International (SAI) ground plane Boeing 737, after which fire tenders erupted.

However, on Monday, authorities visited the location off the runway where several grounded and retired aircraft have been standing for years, which authorities learned was not in the bushes but in the plane, which was badly affected. Has happened.

Later, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) formed a six-member committee to look into the facts so that the causes of the fire could be ascertained as being an accident or a conspiracy while at the same time, the committee knew of the fire damage.

The CAA said that on January 26, at 10 pm, 44 minutes' fire broke out between the interior and exterior of the fence (at the eastern part of the International Satellite Agency, where 12 previously unmanned aircraft of Shaheen Airline International were standing). The incident has happened. '

The investigative committee, headed by Civil Aviation Engineer Tofiq Sheikh, was asked to submit its report by January 30, but sources told Dawn that preliminary investigations revealed that someone set the plane on fire.

Senior CAA officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said: "These are our preliminary investigations that (the fire first took place), but what concerns us is how to get into such a tight security spot ( Intentionally or intentionally).

However, they say that nothing is final yet and investigations into the incident are underway.

It is understood that Shaheen Airlines International suspended its local and international operations in October 2018 due to non-payment of Rs.

Civil Aviation Authority grounded Shaheen Airlines aircraft in their possession and described their poor condition.

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