Pakistan International Airlines passenger flight crashes in Karachi
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is one of the terror trembling countries affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. During its battle against the ongoing crisis, a heartbreaking accident has shaken the economy. A Pakistan International Airline (PIA) plane has just crashed near the Karachi Airport. Official records state around 99 passengers and 8 crew members including both the pilots were on-board. They speculate and fear that anyone onboard might not survive. This involuntary accident has occurred after the country had resumed its services via Air Travel, a few days ago.
The Airbus A320 Plane was arriving from Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport. The flight had successfully completed its journey and was on the verge of landing on Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport. Forensic Experts have stated, the landing gear had a technical error. It was unable function at the point of need. Airport crew members that witnessed the grave disaster said the plane attempted to land about 2 to 3 times. Since, it couldn’t fully land on its wheels, it skid over the runaway and flipped away from airport premises. The plane lost control and crashed into a residential area nearby. All passengers and crew are feared deceased. The crash ignited the cars in the area causing them to blast. Over 50 ambulances and fire extinguisher crew have been hurried to the site.
Officials have yet not disclosed the death toll in this disastrous event. Injured residents are being rescued from heaps of debris and black smoke that floats over the crash site.