Its now safe to turn off your fokkers…

Many famous Lahori personalities were crashed in the accident yesterday. Fokkers in the PIA fleet are much older than the pilots themselves.

[Source: Wikipedia]

Here is an interesting fact: The company that made these planes does not make the spares for these planes anymore. If you ask the PIA Aeronautical Engineers, they will tell you that these planes are flying coffins, since they cannot be adequately maintained for years due to lack of spares.

Ask the young pilots that have to fly these machines and you will hear the true horror stories about performing routine landings at the stall speeds.

Here is my question to this metblog, there is really no honest investigative reporting in the media about the issues that affect the common man, because we are so enamored, bogged down, and overwhelmed with the political situation. PIA is a semi-government organization, that is marked with the usual elements of corruption, nepotism and inefficiency. If the government were to fully open the national market to private airlines, PIA will be history. And that is a good thing in the long run for the Pakistani consumer.

As a second elder brother of all the cities of Pakistan it is our moral obligation if we can only free our intellectual and emotional bandwidth to focus on resolving more important and practical matters like many small things that effect our reality, instead of meaningless things like inflammatory cartoons, we would be a lot better off as a nation and a people.

2 Comments so far

  1. Saadu (unregistered) on July 11th, 2006 @ 9:06 pm

    Yeh, these are death traps. Should be grounded asap.
    Chk out the discussion going on at HOP

  2. Dr.Shamshaad (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 9:21 am

    PIA is one of the most corrupt fucking institutions in Pakistan along with the other govt. and public service/utility organization.

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