Tragedy as Pakistan Airliner with 99 Passengers Crashes in Karachi

A Pakistan International Airlines reportedly carrying 99 passengers and 8 crew members on Friday, has crashed in the southern Pakistan city. The passengers were said to be going for Sallah celebration.

Airport authority said it lost contact with Flight PK 8303, around 2:30 pm when it was due to land in Karachi as it went missing from the radar.

A source from Pakistan International Airline(PIA), Abdullah Khan also affirm that the pilot of the Airbus A320 airliner reported that he was experiencing technical problems.

“He had been told both landing strips were available for his use but he preferred to use the go-around landing route, we are looking into the technical issue. Our prayers for the lives that have been lost,” Khan said.

Khan also added that the flight was a special one to help passengers get home for the Eid holidays after the lockdown as Pakistan started a phased easing of its nationwide Covid-19 lockdown on May 9.

Although,11 bodies were reported to be taken to Hospital in Jinnah, according to hospital spokesperson Seemi Jamali, but It is unclear if those fatalities were victims from the ground or the plane.

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