LAHORE – Civil Aviation Authority CAA officials stopped London bound flight to fly from Karachi airport for the reason what CAA called that plane was not fit for flying, sources in CAA said on Friday. They claimed that Karachi-London flight Pk-787 was ready for departure and passengers were boarded when CAA airworthiness inspectors intercepted the flight at eleventh hour. The inspectors told the PIA management that said plane was not fit for flying since plane had missing a part of its engine.
Sources claimed that PIA Quality Assurance department was of the view that plane was as per Minimum Equipment List (MEL) set by the international standards.
Sources informed that passengers of the flight were off loaded and sent to the waiting Lounge and plane could depart after delay of three hours. Sources in CAA said that CAA itself was in hot water now a days regarding its performance and its rating in performance has been decreased.