3 PIA pilots suspended for misconduct, napping during flight

Published: September 11, 2017
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Previously, British authorities recovered heroin from a PIA flight at Heathrow airport. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

Previously, British authorities recovered heroin from a PIA flight at Heathrow airport. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

Three Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) pilots were suspended on Monday for misconduct and negligence, one of them snoozing in the business class during a flight, Express News reported.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has suspended the licences of the pilots identified as Captain Anwar Adil, Amir Hashmi and First Officer Adeel Javed.

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Despite no seats being available on an aircraft Adil allowed passengers to board the flight.

Hashmi slept in the business class during a flight.

Earlier this year, seven passengers were forced to stand on a PIA flight from Karachi to Madina, despite having paid for their respective seats.

The airline boarded passengers on the overbooked flight PK-743 in a serious breach of air safety regulations. The seven excess passengers were forced to stand throughout for the entirety of the four-hour flight.

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  • Faisal
    Sep 11, 2017 - 7:44PM

    must have watched a 3-hour Bollywood movie the night before! Recommend

  • Habib
    Sep 22, 2017 - 3:04PM

    Curse on the crew of PIA.Recommend

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