The son of the victims of the PIA PK 8303 crash sues a private US-based company
The aircraft was owned by the Celestial Aviation Trading 34 Limited.
Hammad Rehman, the son of Fazal Rehman and Wahida Rehman, two passengers of the ill-fated PIA PK 8303 who lost their lives in the air crash, has filed a lawsuit against a US-based private company in District Court of Connecticut.
The flight, piloted by captain Sajjad Gul and first officer Usman Azam, crashed into a densely-populated neighborhood of Model Colony, Karachi on the 22nd of May 2020 minutes before landing. It carried 91 passengers and eight crew members. Fazal and Wahida were also among the 97 victims who lost their lives in the incident.
General Electric Capital Aviation Services
In his application to the court, Hammad Rehman stated that the airbus was leased by the General Electric Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). However, they did not give lease, and hence the negligence occurred at GECAS’s end.
The airbus was insured for $19.7 million, and each passenger was guaranteed for Rs.5 million.
A spokesperson for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Abdullah H. Khan told news outlets that the hull insurance of the aircraft AP-BLD 2274 is $19.7 million. According to him, this amount would go to the owner of the plane, from whom the PIA got it on lease.
The aircraft was owned by the Celestial Aviation Trading 34 Limited., Ireland and they would get the insurance money, not the PIA.
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