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PIA s crashed plane last checked 2 months ago, returned from Muscat day before

The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Saturday said the crashed Airbus A-320 was checked two months ago and it flew from Muscat to Lahore a day before the accident. The cash-strapped national flag carrier, which has been running into huge financial losses, issued a summary detailing the technical history of the aircraft, saying there was no defect related to the engine, landing gear or major aircraft system , the Dawn newspaper reported. Ninety-seven people, including nine children, were killed and two passengers miraculously survived the fiery crash when the PIA flight PK-8303 with 99 travellers on board plunged into a densely populated residential area near the airport here. Flight PK-8303 from Lahore crashed at the Jinnah Garden area near Model Colony in Malir on Friday afternoon, minutes before its landing in Karachi s Jinnah International Airport. Eleven people on the ground were injured. According to the PIA s engineering and maintenance department, the last check of the

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