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Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi added: Deeply grieved over devastating plane crash in [residential] area flying to Khi & mins away from landing with many making way home for Eid.Abdul Sattar Khokhar, spokesman for the country's aviation authority, confirmed that the flight had been flying to Karachi from Lahore.Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted: Shocked & saddened by the PIA crash.

Our plane [an Airbus] A320 which was coming from Lahore to Karachi was on final approach, said PIA chief Arshad Malik in a video message released after the crash.Enter your email to follow new comments on this article.We are trying to confirm the number of passengers but initially it is 99 passengers and eight crew members, Abdul Sattar Khokhar, a spokesperson for the country's aviation authority, told AFP.

Moments later, the plane crashed into houses into the Model Colony area of the city.Pakistan had resumed domestic flights earlier this week ahead of the Eid-al Fitr holiday marking the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan.Prime Minister Narendra Modi has offered his condolences to the families of the passengers of a Pakistan International Airlines flight who died in a crash on Friday.

Our heart goes out to all families of onboard passengers of the ill-fated PIA plane that just crashed close to Karachi Airport.Kids and adults.Copyright © 2020 Living Media India Limited.

The flight from the northeastern city of Lahore typically lasts about an hour and a half.Major hospitals in the area have alsos been alerted to the emergency.The crash occurred just days after Pakistan allowed commercial flights to resume after planes were grounded amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Pakistan International Airlines crash with nearly 100 on board

— Ahmer Khan (@ahmermkhan) May 22, 2020.There was no official word on the number of casualties, but Pakistan's leader tweeted condolences to the families of the deceased. .Advertisement .................

The pilot was heard transmitting a mayday to the tower shortly before the crash of Flight 8303, which was flying from Lahore to Karachi and carrying many travelling for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr.The control tower told the pilot that two runways were clear for landing, but air traffic control lost communication with the crew and the plane crashed shortly after.Shocked & saddened by the PIA crash.

— Ahmer Khan (@ahmermkhan) May 22, 2020.Create a commenting name to join the debate.The video shows PK 8303 losing altitude and crashing into the residential society not far from Karachi airport.

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In 2014, one passenger died when an Airbus A310 from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia was struck by bullets on the approach to Peshawar in Pakistan.He said that a probe will be conducted to find out what exactly happened.PIA spokesperson Abdullah Hafeez said that the A320 Airbus was carrying 91 passengers and 8 crew members from Lahore to Karachi on PK 8303.

Army choppers are also being deployed to assess the damage.Prayers & condolences go to families of the deceased.Almost four houses were completely collapsed, there was so much fire and smoke, he said.

In the final moments before the crash, recorded on a flight tracking website, one of the pilots can be heard telling the Air Traffic Controller that they had lost both the engines, before sending the international distress message, Mayday, Mayday, Mayday.

Pakistan International Airlines crash with nearly 100 on board

There was no further communication from the aircraft.Terrible tragedy, my prayers with all families.World leaders expressed condolences, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The aeroplane first hit a mobile tower and crashed over houses, witness Shakeel Ahmed said near the site, a few kilometres short of the airport."Confirm your attempt on belly," the air traffic controller said, offering a runway.Eyewitnesses told DawnNewsTV that the plane was on fire in the air before crashing.

The majority of residents of the colony are the people, who migrated from India in 1947 during partition.We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters.I couldn't see any people - just hear their screams.

Pia flight crash Here's footage from a CCTV camera that shows the exact moment PIA PK 8303 crashed:.

It entered service in September 2004 for China Eastern, and joined the PIA fleet a decade later.Pakistani model Zara Abid, whose name was in the passenger list was also feared dead. .Kids and adults.

Eyewitnesses told DawnNewsTV that the plane was on fire in the air before crashing.The manufacturer of the plane, Airbus, has expressed regret over the incident in a statement.All I could see was fire.

Please refresh the page regularly to get the latest updates.Dense plumes of black smoke rose above houses in the narrow streets of the neighbourhood, with television footage showing several houses crushed from the impact of the aircraft.PIA spokesman Abdullah H Khan said the last contact he had from the pilot was to report a technical problem with the aircraft.

Pia flight crash The deadliest air disaster on Pakistani soil was in 2010, when an Airbus A321 operated by private airline Airblue and flying from Karachi crashed into the hills outside Islamabad as it came into land, killing all 152 people on board.At least 80 dead as Pakistan plane crashes into Karachi.

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