Prime Minister Narendra Modi has provided his condolences to the households of the passengers of a Pakistan Worldwide Airways who died in a crash on Friday.
“Deeply saddened by the lack of life attributable to a airplane crash in Pakistan. Our condolences to the households of the deceased, and wishing speedy restoration to these injured,” PM Modi tweeted.
Deeply saddened by the lack of life attributable to a airplane crash in Pakistan. Our condolences to the households of the deceased, and wishing speedy restoration to these injured.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 22, 2020
A Pakistan Worldwide Airways flight from Lahore, with 91 passengers and eight crew on board, crashed close to the Karachi airport, only a minute earlier than the Airbus A320 was to land this afternoon. The variety of casualties within the crash has not been confirmed but.
The PIA flight PK-8303 went down in a densely populated residential space – Jinnah Backyard space close to Mannequin Colony in Malir – simply in need of the Jinnah Worldwide Airport. The crash comes simply days after Pakistan started permitting business flights to renew after planes had been grounded as a result of coronavirus lockdown.
Within the closing moments earlier than the crash, recorded on a flight monitoring web site, one of many pilots could be heard telling the Air Site visitors Controller that that they had misplaced each the engines, earlier than sending the worldwide misery message, “Mayday, Mayday, Mayday”.
25 residents of the world, injured within the crash, have been reportedly taken to hospitals. An emergency has been declared in all main hospitals of Karachi.