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Fake Pilot Scandal Prompts U.S. to Block Pakistan’s Flag Carrier

  • Action by U.S. DOT comes after bogus pilot licenses revealed
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Pakistan’s national airline has been barred from flying to the U.S. as a result of a scandal in which almost one-third of the nation’s pilots were found to have faked certifications.

The U.S. Transportation Department notified Pakistan International Airlines Corp.’s lawyers in Washington on July 1 that its authorization to operate to U.S. destinations was being immediately suspended. The department released a copy of the letter on Thursday.