A passenger plane of Pakistan International Airlines coming from Lahore crashed near Karachi Airport.
According to Express News, a PIA passenger plane was coming from Lahore to Karachi when it crashed in a residential colony of Model Town area adjacent to the airport shortly before landing. The plane crash also destroyed several houses, causing a stampede in the area.
The crashed flight was operated exclusively on the occasion of Eid. The flight took off at 1:10 pm and reached Karachi on time. However, the flight lost contact with the control room just moments before landing.
Sources said that in the message received from the plane to the control room before the accident, it was said that there was a technical fault in the landing gear of the plane.
DG ISPR said that Army Quick Reaction Force and Pakistan Rangers have reached Sindh, Army Quick Reaction Force and Pakistan Rangers Sindh have reached the spot which will assist the civil administration in relief activities.
Update #PIA Incident:— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) May 22, 2020
Army Quick Reaction Force & Pakistan Rangers Sindh troops reached incident site for relief and rescue efforts alongside civil administration.
Details to follow.
Civil Aviation has confirmed the crash of PIA’s Airbus A320. The plane had 99 passengers and eight crew members on board.