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February 24, 2019
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PIA pilot refuses to fly ATR plane

KARACHI: A pilot of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) reportedly refused to operate an ATR aircraft from Karachi to Mohenjo-Daro due to a technical fault.

The flight was scheduled to depart for the historical Sindh city from Jinnah International Airport. But SAMAA TV reported that the pilot just refused to fly the flight citing technical reasons.

The source quoted the pilot saying that he had to turn off the plane’s engine at Mohenjo Daro, where there was no API facility on the ground to restart the aircraft.

The Auxiliary Power Unit (API) provides the power supply for air conditioner and electricity.

The development comes a day after an ATR-42 plane crashed near Havelian town of Abbottabad on the way to Islamabad from Chitral, leaving all on board dead.