He worked as a ground engineer
with Aer Lingus until his retirement a few years ago.
PIA spokesman Daniyal Gilani confirmed there were 48 passengers, five crew members and one ground engineer
The airlines said in a statement that after parking the plane, the ground engineer
observed smoke and fire from the right brake assembly and advised evacuation of all passengers and crew.
Former Nimrod ground engineer
Jimmy Jones, who is advising the bereaved families and their solicitors, said: "I would be surprised if disaffected air crew had not left to go elsewhere."
Reports say the ground engineer
was positioning the wheel chocks on the BA jet around 7am when he became trapped.
As the aircraft was taxiing to the arrival gate a ground engineer
spotted smoke from brakes in a forward wheel well and notified the pilot.
Here he was able to gain first-hand knowledge about the mechanics of the aeroplane and all his weekends were spent in overalls, helping the ground engineer
with any job going.
Sergeant Mark Wallington, the ground engineer
who oversaw repair and maintenance work on the Nimrods in Afghanistan, said that he had not been told about any of these incidents.
"The boys must have been desperate to leave for whatever reason." A ground engineer
found the frozen bodies in a wheel compartment of the DC-10 after he saw an arm dangling on to the tarmac.
"We're very much worried of this development and we're asking the Mindanao people to help us in securing these towers and we also ask the government security forces to continue patrolling to avert more towers to be crippled by unidentified lawless elements," a ground engineer
of NGCP, who asked not to be named, said.
All four people on board, the two pilots, the flight engineer and a ground engineer
, were killed when the plane crashed in flames in fields near the village of Great Hallingbury, Essex, on December 22, 1999.
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