A Pakistani flight carrying 90 passengers has crashed close to Karachi airport. The flight was coming from Lahore.
Pakistan Worldwide Airways (PIA) flight from Lahore to Karachi crashes close to Karachi Airport (Consultant picture | Reuters)
A Pakistan Worldwide Airways flight, going from Lahore to Karachi, has crashed moments earlier than the touchdown, the Pakistan media has reported. The plane was carrying round 100 passengers.
The flight crashed over a residential colony close to the Jinnah Worldwide Airport in Karachi. The extent of injury or lack of life continues to be unknown. The lack of life within the residential colony can be possible.
PIA spokesperson Abdul Sattar has confirmed the crash and added that the flight, A-320, was carrying 90 passengers and was flying from Lahore to Karachi.
The visuals on the native media present an enormous plume of smoke popping out from some homes in Karachi’s Mannequin colony.
Pakistan’s Minister of Well being & Inhabitants Welfare has declared an emergency in all main hospitals of Karachi as a result of aircraft crash, native media has reported.
Pakistan had resumed business passenger air journey on Might 16 after a protracted nationwide lockdown as a result of Covid-19 outbreak.