A Pakistan plane has crashed belonging to state-run Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) was said to have crashed near the southern port city of Karachi, killing all 107 passengers and crew.
The PIA flight PK8303 was on a routine domestic service between from Lahore to Karachi, and was almost at the end of the 90-minute flight when it crashed on the approach to Karachi’s Jinnah International AirportThe Airbus A320 aircraft was carrying 99 passengers and eight crew members when it came down among houses, sending plumes of smoke into the air that could be seen from some distance away. Rescue workers and local residents were seen pulling people from the debris, as firefighters tried to put out the flames. I heard a big bang and woke up to people calling for the fire brigade,said a Karachi resident, Mudassar Ali. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said he was shocked and saddened by the crash, tweeting that he was in touch with the state airline’s chief executive.
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