Flight crashes in Pakistan with most feared dead
Flight crashes in Pakistan with most feared dead

Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane crashes in Karachi with 99 on board

A Pakistan International Airlines flight has crashed in Karachi after taking off from Lahore according to aviation officials.

The flight was carrying around 91 passengers and eight crew and was flying from Lahore to Jinnah International Airport.

The Airbus 320 was about to land when it crashed two miles from the airport near Model Colony, a neighbourhood of Karachi. Several houses were also destroyed as the plane crashed in Pakistan.

The plane lost contact with air traffic control around 2.30 pm local time.

A state of emergency has been declared in all of Karachi’s hospitals as they deal with the casualties.

The cause of the crash is yet to be confirmed. PIA chief executive Air Vice Marshal Arshad Malik said the pilot had told traffic control that the plane was experiencing “technical difficulties”.

Emergency services were quick to arrive on the scene at Flight PK8303, but there are reportedly only two survivors.

There are, however, reports coming in that describing a baby that was somehow pulled from the crash area.

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