Karachi, June 13, 2018 (PPI-OT): A lady pax aged 94 years old travelling from Najaf on pk220 fell from ambulifter at Najaf Airport. According to Najaf Airport Authority, the ground handling agency at Najaf, many of her relatives also got onto the ambulifter at the same time thus making the operation difficult. She got injured and was taken to hospital where she expired later and was buried in Holy Najaf on the will of her relatives accompanying her.
PIA staff is fully in contact with the relatives of deceased, Mrs Nisar Fatima and offered them every possible help including all expenses to be borne by PIA, return of immediate family to Pakistan on the next available flight and offering them free tickets for their next trip to Najaf whenever they intend to.
Meanwhile President and CEO Musharraf Rasool Cyan while condoling the death of Nisar Fatima and sympathizing with her relatives has ordered an investigation about the incident and asked airport manager to issue notice to the Iraqi ground handling service for their negligence. The ground handling at Najaf is being handled by the Najaf Airport Authority. PIA has issued notice to the Najaf Airport Authority and asked for detailed report of the sad incident immediately.
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