PIA plane crash at Karachi Airport before one minute of landing

"VAN" (Lahore - Pakistan Bureau) :: PIA plane was traveling from Lahore to Karachi with 99 passengers on board. There were a total of 107 people with 99 passengers and eight crew members. By 4:30pm (pakistan time) new emerged of eight bodies being brought to JPMC, according to Dr Seemin Jamali, executive director and head of Emergency Services.

A fire broke out after the plane crashed and the fire brigade reached. By approximately 4:30pm the fire was put out.

The plane was about to land at the Karachi airport. The flight number is PK-8303. The aviation division has confirmed the crash and said it was an A-320. The PIA CEO said the pilot's last message was that there was a technical fault. He was told that the two runways were ready. He wanted to turn around. CEO Arshad Malik is on the way to Karachi and will visit the crash site.

It hit six houses while crashing. Electricity has been cut off in the area. The plane crashed in Model Colony near Malir Cantt Gate 2.

The plane was not flying at a great height as it was preparing to land. It hit the houses, causing their roofs to collapse. According to the Aviation Division, the pilot had given an emergency signal to the airport.

According to reports a woman and child have been injured in the crash. There is no news so far of other injuries. An emergency has been declared at the airport. Charred bodies were being retrieved.

The police and Rangers are trying to move people away so they can rescue people. So far, the fire is still raging. Army Quick Reaction Force have also reached the crash site.

PIA Spokesperson AbduLlah Hafeez only confirmed that the plane had crashed. He said they will hold a press conference soon to share details.

According to Murtaza Wahab, the commissioner of Karachi has been instructed to start relief in the affected area. He has requested residents of the area to let the officials do their job. He says an emergency has been declared at all government hospitals.

PM Imran Khan expressed grief over the incident. He has ordered relief operations in the area to be conducted.

The fire has been reportedly put off but there's a lot of smoke. Security and rescue teams are trying to vacate the lanes. Another child has been rescued from under the debris of the houses.

Flight operations at Karachi airport have been restored.
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