Horrifying and tragic accident. A flight from Lahore to Karachi from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying passengers crashed into a residential area near airport in Karachi.
The plane that is an Airbus A320 and it had taken off from Lahore and crashed during approach to Jinna International Airport, Karachi.
According to a report from Dawn Newspaper, Pakistan’s oldest and leading English-language newspaper, PIA spokesperson Abdul Sattar confirmed the Flight 8303 crash which carried 90 passengers and 8 crew members on board.
A post from Pakistan Armed Forces states that army aviation helicopters were flown to rescue and assess the damages. Search and rescue teams are also sent on site.
Update #PIA Incident:
Pak Army Aviation helicopters flown for damage assessment and rescue efforts.
Urban Search & Rescue Teams are being sent on site for rescue efforts.
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) May 22, 2020
— Khurram Ansari (@khurram143) May 22, 2020
Breaking News: A passenger plane of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) crashes near Karachi airport. The flight, A-320, was carrying 90 passengers and was flying from Lahore to Karachi.#planecrash pic.twitter.com/biq7D23c9p
— Anas Ismail (@m_anas_ismail18) May 22, 2020
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BREAKING: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft has crashed in a residential area near the Karachi Airport. PIA spokesperson Abdul Sattar confirmed the crash and added that the flight, A-320, was carrying 90 passengers and was flying from Lahore to Karachi. Footage showed plumes of smoke rising from the site of the crash. Ambulances and rescue officials arrived at the scene to help residents. #DawnToday