Karachi: BOL News has gained CCTV footage of the plane while crashing into houses.
According to the details, it can be seen in the plane that fire caught the plane before crash.
Ismail Khoso, Civil Aviation Authority spokesman told BOL News that the CAA has set up help desks in Lahore and Karachi. The help desk will be open 24 hours a day. The information of passengers involved in the crash will be provided through the help desks.
He further said that relatives of the victims can contact the help desk.
Karachi Help desk telephone numbers 021-99072384 and 021-99072385 can be contacted.
The Lahore Help desk can be contacted on 042-99031215 and 042-99031216.
The Sindh Health Department has confirmed the deaths of 80 people.
The sources said, 48 dead bodies have been brought to Jinnah Hospital while the 32 have been brought to Civil Hospital.
So far only 2 people have survived the plane crash, the two survivors are being treated at the Civil Hospital and Darul Sahat, Sindh Health Department said
Sindh Health Department also informed that 18 dead bodies have been identified while specialists are testing the DNA to recognize the bodies of other passengers.
Edhi sources said, the bodies of 6 people who died in the national airline plane crash have been shifted to Edhi mortuary Sohrab Goth.
The sources said that the investigation team found the black box of the PIA plane that crashed in Model Colony, a residential area of Karachi.
Senior pilot Tariq Yahya said about the accident that when both the engines failed, a force landing had to be done but the plane was not at a high altitude.
The senior pilot said that from the reports received so far, it seems that there was no power in the plane, however, the actual information will be known from the recording of the black box.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed grief over the incident of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft crash.
The prime minister said, “Shocked & saddened by the PIA crash. Am in touch with PIA CEO Arshad Malik, who has left for Karachi & with the rescue & relief teams on ground as this is the priority right now. Immediate inquiry will be instituted. Prayers & condolences go to families of the deceased.”
Shocked & saddened by the PIA crash. Am in touch with PIA CEO Arshad Malik, who has left for Karachi & with the rescue & relief teams on ground as this is the priority right now. Immediate inquiry will be instituted. Prayers & condolences go to families of the deceased.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 22, 2020
It is to be noted that Force and Rangers personnel have reached the site where Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft crashed today.
DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar said that the civil administration, Rangers and Pakistan Army are busy in relief and rescue operation.
Update #PIA Incident:
Army Quick Reaction Force & Pakistan Rangers Sindh troops reached incident site for relief and rescue efforts alongside civil administration.
Details to follow.
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) May 22, 2020
It was also observed that Edhi, JDC, Chhipa and other NGOs were also busy in the rescue operation.