PIA plane crash: Bodies of pilot Sajjad Gul, crew member shifted to Lahore
LAHORE: Bodies of pilot, Captain Sajjad Gul and crew member Fareed Ahmed of the ill-fated Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane have been shifted to Lahore, ARY NEWS reported on Saturday.
According to details, the bodies were transferred to Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore from Karachi via PIA flight PK-8304.
The PIA staffers would offer funeral prayers of both the martyred pilot and crew member, who were among the 97 victims of the plane crash near Karachi Airport on Friday.
Father of the martyred pilot of the ill-fated PIA plane while talking to media said that Sajjad Gul was not his son but a friend. “Sajjad took care of me after death of my wife,” he said adding that he transferred Eidi amount to him to be distributed among his sons before the incident.
The father said that his son tried to save the plane using his expertise in order to evade any harm to the passengers travelling on the ill-fated plane.
The dead body of the pilot was shifted to his home and the family sources confirmed that his funeral would be offered at a DHA mosque in block W.
He would be laid to rest at Miani Sahib Graveyard alongside his mother.
On the other hand, the funeral prayer of the crew member Fareed Ahmed Chaudhry was offered in Lahore.
It is pertinent to mention here that the pilot of the unfortunate PIA aircraft PK-8303, Captain Sajjad Gul, has been declared dead after the aircraft crash-landed earlier on Friday.
The pilot, Captain Sajjad Gul was a resident of Defence Housing Society (DHA) Lahore.
The family and loved ones of the deceased pilot struck by tragedy were in a state of shock and disbelief at what transpired whereas people poured in at their residence to offer condolences.
Sajjad Gul was married and a father to four children.