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Maintenance lapse caused Havelian plane crash, concludes initial report

KARACHI: The Safety Investigation Board (SIB) of Pakistan tasked to probe into the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash near Havilian in 2016 has compiled a preliminary report, pointing to a maintenance lapse as the possible cause of the incident and making some "immediate recommendations" to avoid such incidents.  The PIA plane (PK-661) with 48 people, including noted figure Junaid Jamshed, his wife and Deputy Commissioner Chitral Osama Warraich, on board had crashed in Saddha Batolni village near…

Eight dead, one survivor in Indonesian plane crash

JAKARTA:  Indonesian search and rescue teams found eight victims and one survivor after a small plane crashed in the eastern province of Papua, police said on Sunday. The Dimonim Air passenger plane carrying nine people, including a 12-year old child who survived, lost contact with air traffic control on Saturday afternoon and was later found by local residents in Pegunungan Bintang district. The child suffered broken bones and was being treated at the local hospital. Indonesia has a patchy aviation safety record…