Man Arrested In Arifwala For Flying Homemade Plane
A man in Arifwala was arrested on Monday for flying a plane manufactured by himself.
Muhammad Fayyaz, a popcorn seller and a security guard by profession, made a small airplane with his savings and a Rs50,000 bank loan.
He was arrested during a test run in open fields without permission of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). He said that he had sent a request to CAA but never got a response. The police arrested him and also confiscated the plane.
Fayyaz said that his plane can fly to a height of 1000 feet and if given a chance, he can prove his skill and patriotism.
“I made the aircraft with my hard work. My plane can fly till 1000 feet. Give me one chance so that I can prove that I am a patriotic Pakistani. I informed every department but no one responded me,” Fayyaz told Geo News.
CAA expert Naseem Ahmed said that CAA’s regulations are crystal clear that no air plane will be allowed to fly in the Pakistani airspace without permission.
He also didn’t like the idea of Fayyaz flying his homemade airplane.
“There needs to be approval. It’s for their own good for their safety. What if God forbid the plane crashes with any building. Ignorance cannot be used as an excuse,” he said.