ISLAMABAD – The investigation board on Friday has blamed maintenance branch for the crash of PK-661 in Havelian.

Dunya information has obtained the preliminary research file, in step with which, the plane misplaced its energy turbine blade for the duration of the flight that jammed one engine.

The record discovered that it changed into essential to change the turbine blades after 10,000 hours however the department didn’t replace them. PIA should at once maintain audit of the branch, it further cautioned.

The document additionally encouraged PIA to strictly comply with the policies concerning planes’ upkeep and to take right action to avoid such incidents in future.

In 2016, all 47 persons on board the unwell-fated plane PK-661 inclusive of 5 of group were showed dead after it crashed near Havelian because of a technical snag.

ATR-42 additionally called PK-661 became enroute Islamabad from Chitral when it misplaced verbal exchange with air visitors manipulate and crashed some ten kilometers of Havelian.

Acknowledged spiritual scholar Junaid Jamshed was onboard the flight in conjunction with wife and Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Chitral, Osama Warraich had also boarded the plane with his wife and a daughter.