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“The plane had been chartered by a British company for picturising a movie in Malta following which the aircraft flew to Germany”, Tajwar added. The plane is believed to be in the German city of Leipzig.
According to a report of Pakistan Today, the A-310 aircraft was removed from the PIA’s fleet after being declared unfit for use anymore. The plane had been in use for 30 years and had completed its flying hours and was no longer airworthy.
Cyan's appointment followed the removal of the carrier's German chief executive Bernd Hildenbrand, who was ousted in April after authorities launched a corruption investigation into leasing of planes from a Sri Lankan carrier.
According to Pakistani newspaper Tribune, Hildenbrand's name was on the exit control list over these corruption charges.
Pakistan People's Party (PPP) senator, Saleem Mandviwalla told Tribune, that the plane was worth millions of dollars but was sold to the museum for just Pakistani Rs 5.3 million.