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Pilot's negligence caused Air Blue crash: report

December 20, 2011

A woman carrying her son holds a picture of her husband, one of the victims of a passenger plane crash, during a ceremony to mark the first anniversary of the incident near the site at Margalla Hills in Islamabad.—Reuters (File Photo)

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Tuesday ordered the families of last year's tragic Air Blue plane crash victims to be compensated within 90 days, DawnNews reported.

The plane crash that happened in Islamabad last year had left all 152 passengers dead.

Presiding over the hearing, Justice Dost Mohammad and Justice Mian Fasih-ul-Mulk of the Peshawar High Court also ordered the formation of a committee within 45 days to ensure that the victims are compensated.

According to the inquiry report submitted by the defence ministry today, the accident was found to be a result of the pilot's negligence.

The chief justice noted in his remarks that only 66 of the victims' relatives were so far compensated. He added that the company's license may be revoked if the remaining compensation was not handed out within the 90-day deadline.