Pakistan plane crash: PIA Lahore-Karachi flight with 90 onboard crashes near Karachi airport

A Pakistani flight carrying 90 passengers has crashed near Karachi airport. The flight was coming from Lahore.

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from Lahore to Karachi crashes near Karachi Airport (Representative image | Reuters)

A Pakistan International Airlines flight, going from Lahore to Karachi, has crashed moments before the landing, the Pakistan media has reported. The aircraft was carrying around 100 passengers.

The flight crashed over a residential colony near the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi. The extent of damage or loss of life is still unknown. The loss of life in the residential colony is also probable.

PIA spokesperson Abdul Sattar has confirmed the crash and added that the flight, A-320, was carrying 90 passengers and was flying from Lahore to Karachi.

The visuals on the local media show a huge plume of smoke coming out from some houses in Karachi’s Model colony.

Pakistan’s Minister of Health & Population Welfare has declared an emergency in all major hospitals of Karachi due to the plane crash, local media has reported.

Pakistan had resumed commercial passenger air travel on May 16 after a prolonged nationwide lockdown due to Covid-19 outbreak. has plenty of useful resources that can help you better understand the coronavirus pandemic and protect yourself. Read our comprehensive guide (with information on how the virus spreads, precautions and symptoms), watch an expert debunk myths, and access our dedicated coronavirus page.
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