Vietnamese Airlines suspend 27 Pakistani pilots over suspicious licenses

They would be once again allowed back to work after their licenses and documentation are reviewed legally.

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Around twenty-seven Pakistani pilots working for numerous Vietnamese airlines have been suspended over suspicious pilot licenses.

The head of the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV), Dinh Viet Thang said the suspended pilots have licenses assigned to them by Pakistan. They would be once again allowed back to work after their licenses and documentation are reviewed legally.

For now, the pilots are suspended till further notice. The head of CAAV, Viet Thang further added that they are working alongside Pakistani authorities to review the license and profile of every pilot.

However, out of these 27 suspicious pilots, 15 have been sent back to Pakistan due to their expired contracts. Out of the remaining, 11 pilots work for Viet Jet and one for Jetstar Pacific, and are their contracts are still valid.

Previously Thang ordered to suspend the Pakistani pilots working for their national airlines. The Vietnam Aviation also issued official letters to the above-mentioned airlines, asking them to not assign any flights to Pakistani pilots.

This decision was taken after the reason behind the PIA PK-8303 crash turned out to be a ‘human error’.

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    International Embarrassment only due to the nepotism and meritless & political appointment during PPP & PMLN tenure. Apart from ignoring the widespread international criticism of PIA crews  involvement in drug smuggling….What a shame!

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