Lahore-Karachi Plane With 99 People Onboard Crashes In A Residential Area Near Karachi Airport


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A PIA flight PK 8303 on route Lahore to Karachi has crashed a few moments before it was about to land. The aircraft had around 100 passengers onboard. The Pakistan International Airlines plane had crashed over a residential colony in Model Colony near the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi. As per reports, we are still unaware of the extent of damage or loss of life. PIA spokesperson Abdul Sattar has confirmed the crash.

The flight had 91 passengers and 8 crew members on it. Mayor Wasim Akhtar of Karachi said that at least five or six houses were damaged in the crash. Earlier reports mentioned that all the passengers and crew who were on board were killed. but afterwards the public airlines confirmed that there were a few people who had survived.

The aircraft had lost both its engines. Eyewitnesses claim that both the engines were seen to be on fire. The aircraft’s tail went on to hit a four-storey building in Jinnah Garden, Model Colony in Karachi. The visuals on the local media show a huge plume of smoke coming out from some houses in Karachi’s Model colony.

The authorities have still not issued the casualties and injured count and haven’t released a list of the people’s names who have been affected in the incident. The few reports that are there are of survivors who are coming out in social media. One such person is the Bank of Punjab President, Zafar Masood, who was a Premium Economy passenger on this unfortunate flight He is receiving treatment in hospital. The CEO of Pak PSU Urban Unit, Khalid Sherdil , was also among the survivors.

Both PM Modi from India and PM Imran Khan from Pakistan have expressed their condolences over the tragic incident.

Check out his tweet –

Here is a video of the crash that have been posted on Twitter –

Here is the last audio clipping from the pilot –

Here is a video extract from the site of the crash –


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