At least 90 people have been killed after a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight crashed near Karachi Airport. The aircraft crashed near a residential colony.
Federal Minister of Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan confirmed that at least 90 people have been killed after a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight crashed near Karachi Airport. Reports said the plane had the capacity to carry more than 200 passengers.
At least five homes and some vehicles have been destroyed during the crash incident. . The PIA flight PK-8303 took off from Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport at 1:10pm and was scheduled to land in Karachi.
DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar said that Army’s Quick Response Force and Rangers personnel have reached the crash site. He added the civil administration, Rangers and Pakistan Army are busy in relief and rescue operation. Pak Army Aviation helicopters flown for damage assessment and rescue efforts. In addition to this DG ISPR said Urban Search & Rescue Teams are being sent on site for rescue efforts.
Meanwhile, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has declared an emergency at the airport after the incident.