Pakistan Passenger Plane With 99 On Board Crashes On Homes In Karachi

Updated: May 22, 2020 18:10 IST

A Pakistan International Airlines flight from Lahore, with 91 passengers and eight crew on board, crashed near the Karachi airport n Friday.

Pakistan Passenger Plane With 99 On Board Crashes On Homes In Karachi
The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane, PK-8303, was close to landing when it came down among houses, sending plumes of smoke into the air that could be seen from some distance away.
Pakistan Passenger Plane With 99 On Board Crashes On Homes In Karachi
The Pakistan military said security forces had been deployed at Jinnah Garden area near Model Colony in Malir, and helicopters were being used to survey the damage and help ongoing rescue operations.
Pakistan Passenger Plane With 99 On Board Crashes On Homes In Karachi
Rescue workers and local residents pulled people from the debris, as firefighters tried to put out the flames.
Pakistan Passenger Plane With 99 On Board Crashes On Homes In Karachi
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said he was "shocked and saddened" by the crash, tweeting that he was in touch with the state airline's chief executive.
Pakistan Passenger Plane With 99 On Board Crashes On Homes In Karachi
Rescue workers move a body from the crash site in Karachi. "The last we heard from the pilot was that he has some technical problem," PIA spokesman Abdullah H Khan said in a video statement. "He was told from the final approach that both the runways were ready where he can land, but the pilot decided that he wanted to do (a) go-round .. It is a very tragic incident."

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