150 Pakistan International Airlines Pilots Grounded Due to Fake Licenses

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In May a Pakistan International flight crashed into houses, killing 98 people. The incident has been under investigation ever since and was determined to be “human error.” During the first landing attempt the two pilots were reportedly not following standard operating procedure and were, in fact, discussing the coronavirus outbreak. It turns out that the airline screened their staff last year and discovered that at least 150 of them carried fake or “bogus” licenses. In fact, the probe discovered that “more than 260 of the country’s 860 active pilots had fake licenses or had cheated on exams.” They did not pull them from duty and are only just now prohibiting them from flying.

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