Investigators Find Rs 30 Million Wreckage Of Crashed Pakistan Aircraft
Investigators Find Rs 30 Million In Wreckage Of Crashed Pakistan Aircraft; Probe Ordered
Investigators and rescue officials have found around Rs 30 million in cash in the wreckage of the Pakistan International Airlines’ aircraft. Flight PK-8303 from Lahore to Karachi had crashed in a residential area near Karachi International Airport on Friday. The plane had crashed with 99 people on board, killing 97 people on the spot. Only two passengers had miraculously survived the crash.
A per PTI report, Investigators, and rescue officials have found currencies of different countries from the aircraft’s wreckage. The denominations found in two bags in the wreckage are worth around Rs 30 million.
As reported by sources to PTI, “An investigation has been ordered into how such a huge amount of cash got through airport security and baggage scanners and found its way into the ill-fated flight.”
Sources further added, “The process of identifying the bodies and their luggage which will be handed over to their families and relatives is going on. The identification of 47 bodies had been completed, while 43 bodies were handed over for burial.”
The Pakistan International Airlines flight crashed into a crowded neighbourhood near Karachi’s international airport. The plane crashed at 2:39 p.m. in the poor and congested residential area known as Model Colony. The aircraft heavily damaged 18 homes. All the residents of the 18 homes that were damaged by the crash were accounted for.
Friday’s accident was the first major aircraft crash in Pakistan after December 7, 2016, when a PIA ATR-42 aircraft from Chitral to Islamabad crashed midway. The crash claimed the lives of all 48 passengers and crew, including singer-cum-evangelist Junaid Jamshed.