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Pakistan passenger plane crashes with 107 on board near Karachi

Pakistan jet with 98 aboard crashes near Karachi airport

KARACHI-(MaraviPost)-Pakistan International Airlines passenger flight has crashed near the southern port city of Karachi when arriving from the eastern city of Lahore carrying 99 passengers and eight crew members on Friday, May 22.

The spokesperson for the country’s civil aviation authority, Abdul Sattar Kokhar confirmed this in a statement.

In interview with CNN, Kokhar revealed that the Airbus A320 experienced some technical problems as indicated by the mayday call made by the pilot in charge of the plane.

Reports revealed that the state-run airline attempted to land two or three times before crashing in a residential area near Jinnah International Airport known as Model Colony that is heavily congested.

At the moment, casualties have not yet been disclosed and rescue efforts were underway.

The crash has come as Pakistanis across the country are preparing to celebrate the end of Ramadan with many travelling back to their homes just days after the country started allowing commercial flights to resume after planes were grounded during a lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic.

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