Pakistan International Airlines’ A320 aircraft crashes in Karachi

A Pakistan International Airlines plane has crashed on its way coming into  Karachi Airport on a flight from Lahore today. The plane was carrying 91 passengers and eight crew, flying from Lahore to Karachi Airport. The cockpit crew made a Mayday Call to the ATC, reporting the loss of engine power.

Apparently, the plane tried to make a second attempt at landing after a go-around and crashed into a residential colony, Model Colony about two miles out of the airport.  So far, two passengers on the plane have been found as survivors. You can hear the ATC audio here.

A video of the incident shows black smoke emerging from the crash site.

Pakistan had just recently opened up commercial flights after a long grounding on passenger aviation due to the CoVid-19 pandemic.

My thoughts are with those on-board and their families.

(This is a developing story)


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