Pakistan grounds 262 airline pilots with ‘dubious’ credentials
Pakistan has grounded 262 airline pilots suspected of dodging their exams following inquiries into their qualifications, the aviation minister said Friday in a move that caused global concern.
The action was prompted by a preliminary report on a plane crash in Karachi last month that killed 97 people. The report found the pilots had failed to follow standard procedures and disregarded alarms. The airline, Pakistan International Airlines, said Thursday it would ground pilots with “dubious” licences.