Gul only flies domestic flights because international flights have been suspended.
Sajjad Gul, a bad luck pilot Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flights that crashed in Karachi on Friday, it is used to fly the Lahore-Dubai route regularly, according to her family friends. He flew domestic flights only because international flights had been suspended, a family friend said.
“That is terrible and devastating news for his family and friends. I can’t even find the right words. Sajjad is a very close, old and dear family friend. He is a pride … from his family. He is a person who is very humble, quiet and calm, “Ayesha Imtiaz, a friend of Sajjad Gul’s family, told Khaleej Times by telephone from Islamabad. “He is the son of my father’s childhood friend, so we are quite close to each other. We have known each other’s families for more than 50 years. Father Gul was shocked.”
Gul, who is in his 50s and a resident of Lahore, died along with 97 other people on a PIA PK-8303 flight that crashed right before landing at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport. Only two passengers survived the accident.
With 24 years of experience in the aviation industry, Gul has flown more than 17,000 hours, including 4,700 hours of Airbus A320. He is survived by his wife and four children.
Ayesha Imtiaz said Gul was calm and calm when he told air traffic controllers that the plane had lost the engine and declared ‘Mayday’.
“Being a pilot, he is the pride of his family. My uncle used to say his name with pride,” he said, adding that he used to fly Lahore-Dubai flights regularly and several international flights to England as well.
“My family wanted to go and cheer Gul’s family, but that was not possible because of Covid-19’s restrictions. But we talked to his father, family and sister, who were devastated. Not only was the trauma of losing family members but also the trauma of not being there with them “They are very sick and traumatized,” he said.
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