Pakistan International Airlines plane crashes near Karachi airport, 100 people aboard
According to Pakistani media reports, the crashed PIA aircraft was A320, about 100 people were on board.
A big plane crash has happened in Karachi, Pakistan. A Pakistan International Airlines plane has been killed near Jinnah Airport in Karachi. The aircraft took off from Lahore, Pakistan and a few minutes before landing in Karachi, the aircraft crashed into a building, causing a terrible accident.
After the accident, the plane caught fire and began to explode. The fire brigade whose team extinguished the rescue operation is currently underway. According to Pakistani media reports, the crashed PIA aircraft was A320, about 100 people were on board. The plane crashed near a residential colony near Karachi Airport.
According to the news of Geo News, flight number PK-303 was coming from Lahore and the plane was about to land in Karachi that a few minutes ago crashed in Jinnah Garden near Model Colony in Malir. The news quoted civil aviation authority (CAA) sources as saying that the PIA Airbus A320 was carrying 98 people.
Pakistan crash plane
CAA sources said he lost contact with the aircraft just a minute before the accident took place. Many houses have also been damaged in the area where the plane crashed. The Pakistan Army’s media arm Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement that the Army’s Quick Response Force and Sindh Pakistan Rangers personnel have reached the spot to assist the civil administration in the relief and rescue operations.
The Dawn newspaper quoted media coordinator of Sindh’s Health Minister Meeran Yusuf as saying that the Health and Public Welfare Minister has declared a state of emergency in all major hospitals in Karachi after the incident.
PM Narendra Modi expressed grief over the plane crash in Pakistan, tweeted
The Prime Minister expressed his condolences to the family of the deceased and wished the injured to recover soon. The PM Modi said in his tweet – I am saddened by the loss of life and property due to a plane crash in Pakistan. Condolences to the families of the deceased and wish for speedy recovery of the injured.
As of now, no information has been received about the people killed in the accident, but in view of the visuals of the eyewitness statements, a large number of people are feared to be killed.
According to the Geo News, the aircraft crashed just one minute before landing on the runway. According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan, Pakistan International Airlines plane PK-303 was run from Lahore and was about to land at Karachi airport that crashed. The accident took place in the Jinnah Garden area near the Modern Colony of Malir. Visuals given by Pakistani media showed the wreckage of the aircraft and the fire in some houses in the area. Smoke can also be seen.