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Offline KB4TEZ

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Pakistan Airlines flight crashes in Karachi**Update**
« on: May 22, 2020, 07:03:01 AM »
https://cbs12.com/news/nation-world/pakistani-passenger-plane-crashes-near-karachi-107-on-board

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A passenger plane belonging to state-run airline Pakistani International Airlines has crashed near the southern port city of Karachi, according to Abdul Sattar Kokhar, spokesman for the country's civil aviation authority.

There were no immediate reports on the number of casualties. The aircraft arriving from the eastern city of Lahore was carrying 99 passengers and eight crew members, he said.

Witnesses said the Airbus A320 appeared to attempt to land two or three times before crashing in a residential area near Jinnah International Airport. The residential area on the edge of the airport known as Model Colony is a poor area and heavily congested.
A resident of the area, Abdul Rahman, said he saw the aircraft circle at least three times, appearing to try to land before it crashed into several houses.

Police and military cordoned off the area.

Local television reports showed smoke coming from the direction of the airport. Ambulances were on their way to the airport.

Airbus did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the crash. The flight typically takes an hour and a half from the northeastern city of Lahore, the capital of Pakistan's most populous province, Punjab, to Karachi.

Airworthiness documents showed the plane last received a government check on Nov. 1, 2019. PIA's chief engineer signed a separate certificate April 28 saying all maintenance had been conducted on the plane and that "the aicraft is fully airworthy and meets all the safety" standards.







https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/pakistan-airlines-flight-crashes-in-karachi/ar-BB14shks?li=BBnbfcL

A Pakistan Airlines flight with more than 100 people on board has crashed in the Pakistani city of Karachi, an airline spokesman said Friday.
Pakistan's Aviation Ministry said the flight was carrying 99 passengers and 8 crew members.

Flight PK803 took off from Lahore and was due to land at 2:30 p.m. local time in Karachi but went missing from the radar, Pakistan Airlines spokesman Abdullah Khan told CNN.

An emergency response protocol has been activated, he said.

This is a developing story.
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Re: Pakistan Airlines flight crashes in Karachi**Update**
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2020, 02:26:52 PM »
Here is the link to the Preliminary Investigation report.

https://www.caapakistan.com.pk/Upload/SIBReports/AAIB-431.pdf

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