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Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 flying from Lahore crashes in Karachi

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Pakistan International Airlines

Information reaching the desk of xorlali.com is that a  Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 flying from Lahore has crashed in Karachi.

The airline passenger plane labeled Flight PK8303, was conveying 91 travelers and eight-team, crashed on their way to way with the bustling Jinnah International Airport. The commonplace wellbeing clergyman said in any event 11 individuals had kicked the bucket, however, a far higher cost is dreaded. In any event two travelers are affirmed, survivors.

The pilot had announced the loss of motors and afterward gave a Mayday. Footages indicated salvage groups sifting through garbage flung over the boulevards of Model Colony, 3.2km (two miles) north-east of the air terminal. Various houses have been pulverized.

The plane had lost contact with airport regulation soon after 14:30 nearby time (09:30 GMT), a carrier representative said.

Eye witness, Mohammed Uzair Khan said he had heard a huge sound and went outside his home.

“Almost four houses were completely collapsed, there were so much fire and smoke,” he said. “They are almost my neighbors, I can’t tell you what a horrible thing it was.”

Dr Kanwal Nazim said  she heard people screaming and saw clouds of black smoke rising from the three houses adjoining a mosque.

The chief minister of Sindh, the province where the plane crashed, has declared an emergency in all of Karachi’s hospital.

The cause of the crash is yet to be confirmed. PIA chief executive Air Vice Marshal Arshad Malik said the pilot had told traffic control that the plane was experiencing “technical difficulties”.

Pakistan’s Dunya News said it had obtained a recording of the conversation, also posted on monitoring website liveatc.net.

In it the pilot says they have “lost two engines”. Several seconds later he calls “Mayday, Mayday, Mayday” and there is no further communication.

Bank of Punjab president Zafar Masud was among the passengers and had survived the crash, a Sindh provincial government spokesman said. The other survivor was named as Muhammad Zubair.

A senior journalist at TV channel 24 News, Ansar Naqvi, was also listed on the passenger manifest.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said he was “shocked and saddened” by the crash, promising an immediate investigation.

The crash comes just days after the country began allowing commercial flights to resume after a coronavirus lockdown.

Pakistanis across the country are preparing to celebrate the end of Ramadan, with many traveling back to their homes in cities and villages

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