PIA plane crashes near Karachi airport
KARACHI: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane crashed near the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on Friday, one minute before landing, according to CAA sources.
As per CAA sources, PIA Airbus A320 from Lahore was about to land in Karachi when it crashed at the Jinnah Garden area near Model Colony in Malir.
CAA sources said that its communication with the plane one minute before its landing was cut off. It is estimated that 91 passengers in total were aboard the flight, 85 in economy class and six in the business class.
The Pakistan Army Quick Reaction Force & Pakistan Rangers Sindh troops arrived at the crash site shortly to assist the civil administration in relief and rescue efforts.
Several houses were damaged in the area where the plane crashed.