PAKISTANI AIRLINE CRASHES INTO HOMES KILLING 58 (VIDEO)

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Pakistan International Airline (PIA ) Flight PK8303 an Airbus A320 with 91 passengers on board has just crashed on a residential area of Karachi. There are at least 58 people killed that have been accounted for. It is too early to give a final statement regarding the number of dead and casualties.

The pilots were trying to land and had a number of attempts, but after the first attempt they aborted and  tried to circle again for a second attempt to land. However they seem to have had engine trouble and gave out a mayday call. The undercarriage was also unable to deploy.

The reason for the crash is not yet known, but one civil aviation official told Reuters the plane may have been unable to lower its undercarriage. Images posted on social media appeared to show scorch marks under both engines, with no undercarriage visible on approach.

Eyewitnesses have conformed at least 2 passengers have survived the crash.

PIA said the plane had joined the fleet in 2014 and passed its annual airworthiness inspection last November. This crash comes a few days after the airline was allowed to fly again after the Covid-19 lockdown.

In 2016, a Pakistan International Airlines plane burst into flames while travelling from northern Pakistan to Islamabad, killing 47 people.

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