PIA Aircraft Crashes Near Karachi Airport; Rescue Operation Underway

Karachi hospitals received 97 bodies from the site of a PIA jet that crashed into a residential neighborhood while landing in Karachi, said Radio Pakistan. A Pakistan International Airlines Airbus with 99 people on board crashed on Friday afternoon while approaching the airport.

Smoke billowed at the scene where flight PK 8303 came down. Some roofs were caved in, and debris lay scattered in streets.

The relief and rescue work at the site of the plane crash continues. At least 97 bodies were recovered from the debris. Two survivors of the crash are under treatment in the hospital.

According to a spokesperson of the Sindh Health Department, 66 bodies of the crash victims were shifted to Jinnah Post-Graduate Medical Centre (JPMC). 31 bodies were in Civil Hospital.

With utmost regret, PIA announces that one of our Airbus A320 aircraft, operating flight PK8303 on approach to Karachi…

Gepostet von Pakistan International Airlines am Freitag, 22. Mai 2020

Meanwhile, Corps Commander Karachi Lieutenant General Humayon Aziz also visited the place of the tragic incident and reviewed the ongoing rescue and relief operation.

Moreover, he said on the directive of COAS, personnel of Pakistan Army and Rangers were busy in the rescue operation. Meanwhile, an emergency was declared in all major hospitals of Karachi after the plane crash.


PM promises inquiry

Prime Minister Imran Khan also expressed grief over the unfortunate incident.

People react to PIA Aircraft crash

Meanwhile, renowned Pakistani politicians and celebrities have been sending prayers & condolences on Twitter.

Meanwhile, PIA said in its statement Emergency Response Unit was activated and its teams were in touch with all the aggrieved families. They can be further contacted at 021-99242284, 021-99043766 and 021-99043833.

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