While recounting the dreaded scene of the plane crash that took place in Pakistan on Friday, eyewitnesses and rescue workers said that the first plane’s wings fell with flames and black smoke, after which the entire plane crashed to the ground. There were 99 people in this plane.
A Pakistan Airlines plane (flight number PK 8303) fell on Friday in a model colony position residential area near Karachi airport, killing 97 people, including nine children. Idi (NGO) ambulances reached the spot within ten minutes of the accident.
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Recalling the incident, Faisal Idi, the head of the Idi Foundation, said that the narrow streets were filled with damaged cars, aircraft and the rubble of the demolished building. He said that as the debris of the aircraft was burning in the affected lane, most of the rescue work was done through the roofs of neighboring houses.
Faisal said eyewitnesses said that the debris of the plane had collided with the water tank on the roof before falling into a 20-foot lane. An eyewitness told BBC Urdu, “I was walking out of the mosque when I saw that the plane was flying from the very bottom, then it hit the building and flames and smoke balloon started rising in the air.” There was a huge explosion at the time of the accident and when I reached the spot, the debris of the aircraft was burning. ”
Kamdran, another eyewitness, said, “I reached the spot before the police. I heard a loud explosion and heard someone inside the car pleading for help. I drove a man and woman out of the car. I saw debris, fire and smoke balloon around there. Three houses were badly damaged.
Another eyewitness Mohammad Uzair Khan told the BBC, “About four houses have been badly razed, there was fire and smoke.” They are in my neighborhood. I cannot tell that dreadful scene. He said that he left the house after hearing the blast.
It is noteworthy that when the plane was a victim of the accident, it was just some distance from Karachi airport. TV footage showed rescue workers searching for crashed plane wrecks in a densely populated area and several cars caught on fire. Many leaders of the world have expressed condolences on this incident, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.