Pakistan passenger jet crashes in Karachi, all passengers on board feared dead

Pakistani authorities stated that a passenger jet crashed in the city of Karachi. The videos that are surfacing on the internet displays fire and smoke on the earth and multiple homes had allegedly caught fire. 

A spokesperson from Pakistan’s chief airline  Pakistan International Airlines informed the  Reuters news agency that the flight PK 8303  collapsed carrying 99 passengers and 8 crew members. 

There was no official news on the count of lives claimed, but Pakistan’s leader tweeted sympathies “to the families of the deceased.” 

CBS News’ Maria Usman told the PIA Airbus A320 crashed down into a locality called Jinnah Gardens, nearby Karachi’s airport. A source at the airport mentioned that the pilot had reported to the control tower that one of the plane’s two engines had failed. The control tower informed the pilot that two runways were clear for a touchdown, on the other hand the air traffic control lost contact with the control crew and the plane little while later.

Abdul Sattar Khokhar, a spokesperson for Pakistan’s aviation control, affirmed that the flight had been flying to Karachi from Lahore. The Associated Press cited eyewitnesses as informing that the Airbus A320 emerged to have tried to land a few times before crashing into the residential locality near Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport.

The crash occurred just days post the country began permitting commercial flights to recommence as planes were earthed during a lockdown due to the virus pandemic.

Also, Pakistanis throughout the country are getting ready to celebrate the end of Ramadan and the start of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr, which involves many people travelling back to their families and homes in different cities and villages.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has also sent his sympathies to the fatalities of the crash via tweet, promising a prompt investigation into the mishap.

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