The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has dismissed media reports regarding the theft of training aircraft parts from the hangar of a private flying club at Jinnah International Airport Karachi.
According to the CAA’s statement, the media reports are merely rumors, and the flying club, KK Aviation, was sealed and its planes had been confiscated after it had failed to pay dues worth Rs. 25 million in 2018.
The flying club had reportedly not even lodged a complaint about the purported theft.
Media representatives were invited to visit to KK Aviation’s hangar at the airport and were briefed about various training aircraft, including Cessna, Piper, and other planes parked there. They were also informed that the supposed incident had not occurred at all.
Additionally, photographs obtained from the archive four years ago indicate that there were no airplane propellers (that were allegedly stolen) even at that time, the CAA stated. It stressed that the theft was impossible as its integrated vigilance and private security system are operational around the clock near hangars and flying clubs’ offices.