Pak won't use Fokker planes for passengers
The Fokker F-27 turboprop, built in 1964, had crashed on the outskirts of the central city of Multan two minutes after takeoff.india Updated: Jul 12, 2006 19:41 IST
Pakistan on Wednesday said it would not use Fokker planes for passenger flights after one of them crashed, killing all 45 people on board.
The Fokker F-27 turboprop, built in 1964, crashed on Monday on the outskirts of the central city of Multan two minutes after takeoff.
"Fokkers will not be used for commercial flights. They will be used for cargo and other purposes," Information Minister Mohammad Ali Durrani told reporters after a cabinet meeting.
Pakistan has six Fokker planes in its fleet.