Many are feared dead after a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with 90 passangers and 8 crew on board crashed in Karachi, a densely populated residential area near the Jinnah International Airport on Friday.
Flight PK-303 from Lahore was about to land in Karachi when it crashed in Jinnah Garden area near Model Colony in Malir, just a minute before its landing.
“The captain informed the air traffic tower he’s having problems with the landing gear before disappearing from the radar”.
The flight PK 803 was on route to Lahore to Karachi after the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) allowed limited reception of domestic flights just a few days back after weeks of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Rescue and police officials confirmed that at least four bodies have been recovered from damaged houses so far while several injured people were also being taken to hospitals.
The Pakistan Army and the Air Force have sent their teams for carrying out rescue and relief operations, the CAA said.
The PIA aircraft was flown by Captain Sajjad Gul.
Minister of Health and Population Welfare has declared an emergency in all major hospitals of Karachi after the incident.