According to media reports, the passenger plane of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) crashed near Jinnah International Airport before landing on Friday. The report stated that flight PK-303 from Lahore was about to land in Karachi when it crashed in Jinnah Garden area near Model Colony in Malir, just a minute before landing. A rescue operation is underway.
The plane crashed in Karachi. We are trying to confirm the number of passengers, but initially it is of 99 passengers and eight crew members, “Abdul Sattar Khokhar, spokesperson of the country’s aviation authority, said the flight was coming from Lahore. Mr. Khokhar Stated that the aircraft was an Airbus A320 and en route to Karachi.
As Pakistanis across the country prepare to celebrate the end of the crash Ramadan and the beginning of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr, many are moving back to their homes in cities and villages.
Here are the updates on the plane crash in Pakistan:
“This is a very tragic incident. A senior civil aviation officer told Reuters that it appeared that the aircraft was unable to open its wheel due to a technical glitch before landing, but was quick to determine its cause.” The Jio TV broadcaster showed the crowd nearby. The scene, which was a densely populated area, and was trying to make its way through an ambulance.