So far 97 people have been reported killed in a passenger plane crash in Karachi, Pakistan on Friday. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crashed on a residential colony on Friday in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city and capital of Sindh province. A plane fell on the houses as a fireball, killing 97 people. So far 2 people have been reported alive.
Those killed in the accident include people aboard the plane and people from homes hit by it. It is not yet clear how many of those killed were on board the plane and how many other civilians are involved. However, PIA spokesman Abdullah Hafiz said that the aircraft had eight crew members and 99 passengers. The news agency AFP has confirmed this by quoting the authorities so far 97 deaths have been killed. However, it is not yet clear how many of these aircraft were passengers and how many people whose houses fell on their houses as fire.
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Media reports have said that many houses have been destroyed due to the plane’s grip. At least four houses have been reported to be completely demolished. Several vehicles parked outside the houses were also found in the grip of the aircraft which turned into fireballs. CCTV footage of this incident has been revealed, which can be seen how the plane falls in the residential areas and there is a big explosion.
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The ‘Express Tribune’ report stated that the aircraft, the A330 Airbus, was leased from China. Authorities have claimed that there was no defect in the plane earlier. Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered an immediate investigation into the accident.
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The aircraft crashed into the densely populated Model Colony near Jinnah Airport in Karachi. That too when there were few minutes left to land it. The plane, which arrived from Lahore, landed at Karachi Airport at 2.47 minutes. The runway at the airport was empty but it was reported that the pilot issued a warning message informing ATC of the landing problem.
97 dead, 2 survivors from yesterday’s Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash in Karachi: AFP news agency #PIA
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Part of the conversation between the pilot and ATC has also surfaced. In the last few seconds, the pilot says that we are turning left. I think the engine is damaged. ATC is said to have vacated both runways 2 and 5. Can land on anyone. At the same time, the aircraft comes very close to the houses and the pilot says, Mede … Mede … Mede (the word for radio message at the time of disaster).
While releasing an audio conversation between the pilot of the accident and ATC, ‘Geo News’ said that the pilot had said that there was a disturbance in the engine. Leaders of many countries including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have expressed grief over this shocking incident.