Shaheen Air’s Aircraft Mysteriously Catches Fire [Video]

In a shocking incident, defunct Shaheen Air’s Boeing 737-200 (AP-BIS) caught fire at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi on Sunday.

Here’s the video:

Nonetheless, a Civilian Aviation Authority (CEA) was established by the 6-member committee headed by Toufiq Sheik Additional Director to investigate the incident. Preliminary reports indicate that it was intentionally launched.

Other members of the fact-finding committee include:

  • Muhammad Khurshid Alam – Sr. Joint Director (MAS)
  • Engr. Wasim Ahmed – Joint Director ES (Electrical)
  • Engr. Abid Ali – Joint Director ES (Mechanical)
  • Tariq A. Siddiqui – A/Joint Director (Vigilance)
  • M. Afzal Hussain Ansari – Sr. Dy. Director (F&S)

The Board shall submit its findings before 30 January to Director General CAA, including the causes of the fire, the quantity of damages and suggestions for avoiding such incidents.

Shaheen Air bought the grounded Boeing 737-200 in 2010 after serving in Air France, Air Sicilia and Nationwide Airlines.

It is pertinent to mention that the Airport Security Force (ASF) had repeatedly requested the CAA to remove grounded planes from Jinnah International Airport. Shaheen Air alone has 12 planes grounded at the airport.

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