At the least three passengers have survived the crash of PIA flight PK 8303 in Karachi. Amongst them are the CEOs of Financial institution of Punjab and Pak PSU City Unit.
Pakistan airplane crash: Hearth brigade workers attempt to put out hearth attributable to airplane crash in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Could 22, 2020 (AP picture)
A Pakistani flight carrying round 100 individuals onboard has crashed over a residential colony moments earlier than touchdown on the Jinnah Worldwide Airport in Karachi. The flight PIA PK 8303, coming from Lahore, crashed landed as a result of a suspected technical issue.
Whereas there isn’t a official determine on casualties or accidents within the crash, social media posts affirm the survival of at the least three individuals.
Zafar Masood, CEO Financial institution of Punjab, has survived within the Karachi airplane crash. He’s injured and admitted in Agha Khan Hospital. As per the listing of passengers on the flight, Zafar Masood was travelling on seat quantity 1C.
Visuals shared on social media by a Pak journalist present locals carrying Zafar Masood away from the crash website, whereas airplane’s stays had been nonetheless on hearth.
President BOP Zafar Masood being rescued from the airplane crash website. pic.twitter.com/xwXswywXin
— Mansoor Ali Khan (@_Mansoor_Ali) May 22, 2020
One other passenger who has survived the crash is Khalid Sherdil, who was travelling on seat quantity 1F.
Khalid Sherdil is the CEO of the City Unit – a public sector firm in Pakistan. Previously, Sherdil has additionally served as Director-Normal Punjab Catastrophe Administration Authority.
A younger man, named Ammar Rashid – seat no 20F, has additionally survived the crash. His household has confirmed the information on social media.
Zafar Masood (L) is the CEO of public lender Financial institution of Punjab and Khalid Sherdil is the CEO of PSU City Unit in Pakistan
Based on numerous unconfirmed stories in native media, wherever between 14 to 40 passengers have survived. Visuals on native channels confirmed rescue employees taking individuals to hospitals. Nonetheless, these injured is also among the many residents of Fashionable Colony the place the airplane crashed.
A younger child being rescued out of the #PlaneCrash website by Pakistan Rangers Sindh Troops
Hope and prayers for security of others too
Military QRF and Pak Rangers Sindh troops had instantly reached for reduction/rescue alongside civil admin #Airbus320 #PK8303 pic.twitter.com/MWO7VJ7I2G
— Gharidah Farooqi (@GFarooqi) May 22, 2020