Pakistan plane crash: 37 fatalities confirmed

Pakistan plane crash: 37 fatalities confirmed

Pakistan plane crash: 37 fatalities confirmed

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

22 May, 2020 | 9:34 pm

Karachi, Pakistan (BBC): Pakistan’s provincial health officials in Karachi have confirmed that at least 37 fatalities, but a far higher death toll is feared in the PIA flight PK8303 crash.

According to BBC, at least three passengers have survived.

A Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 flying from Lahore crashed in the densely populated Model Colony residential area of Karachi, on Friday.

Flight PK8303, carrying 91 passengers and eight crew, was trying to land at Jinnah International Airport.

The pilot had reported a loss of engine power and subsequently issued a mayday.

TV footage showed rescue crews combing through debris strewn across the streets of Model Colony, 3.2km (two miles) north-east of the airport. A number of houses were destroyed.

The plane lost contact with air traffic control just after 14:30 local time (09:30 GMT), an airline spokesman said.

Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-52766904

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