29.06.2020, 19:50

Vietnam reviews foreign pilot licenses


Vietnam reviews foreign pilot licenses

The administration must report to the Transport Ministry by the end of next month. The decision came after Pakistani authorities suspended 262 pilots on suspicion of using fraudulent licenses after an investigation into a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash in May.

The suspended pilots reportedly hired somebody else to take the license examination on their behalf and were not qualified to operate an aircraft, the investigation revealed.

The PIA PK8303 Airbus crashed when landing at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi in southern Pakistan on May 22, causing 97 deaths.

A preliminary report said that the pilots had failed to comply with standard flight rules and ignored warnings.