An Airbus A320 of Pakistan International Airlines lands dangerously close to homes in the densely populated residential area of Karachi, where it was trying to land, and first collides with a building. An explosion occurs and within a second, a thick cloud of black smoke erupts into the air. All this was captured in a CCTV camera mounted on the roof of one of the houses in the same area.
The board flight PK-8303 had 99 people who flew from Lahore and was to land at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport this afternoon.
At least 57 bodies have been recovered from the accident site.
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Sindh Health Minister Azra Peichuho was quoted as saying by the news agency, “But we are still determining whether these 57 people were on board the flight or the residents of the area were involved as the plane crashed into many homes Were badly damaged. ” PTI
Miraculously, three passengers survived.
According to reports, one was trying to leave a second time, known as a regular maneuver. In the last moments before the crash recorded on the flight tracking website, one of the pilots could be heard saying to the air traffic controller that he had lost both engines before sending an international grief message, “May Day , May Day, May “.
Witnesses said the plane first hit a mobile tower and crashed into homes in the Jinnah Garden area near Model Colony in Malir. The rubble and several houses in the area caught fire, the scene shown by Pakistan media earlier in the day.
Flights to Pakistan resumed a week after the crash, which was frozen on lockdown due to the coronavirus epidemic.
This is the first major plane crash in Pakistan since 7 December 2016, when a PIA ATR-42 aircraft from Chitral to Islamabad crashed midway, killing all 48.