In Pakistan an airplane crashes with more than 100 passengers

The accident occurred in a residential neighborhood located 3.2 km from the airport.

A plane of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) company with more than 100 people on board crashed this Friday, May 22, in the city of Karachi, in southern Pakistan, reported the aviation authority of that country.

According to reports from the authorities, 99 passengers and eight crew members were traveling on the plane.

Abdul Sattar Khokhar, a spokesman for the Pakistani Aviation Authority, commented that efforts are being made to confirm the exact number of passengers.

The aircraft that left Lahore, in the northeast of the country, was flying towards the Jinnah International Airport, considered one of the most trafficked in the country.

Images released via social media show smoke at the crash site and the attention of emergency services.

The flight that was about to land rushed near Model Colony, a Karachi neighborhood located about 3.2 km from Jinnah Airport.

The accident occurred shortly after the country allowed commercial flights to resume due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Pakistan is a country that has an aviation safety record. The worst accident recorded in its history was in 2010 when an aircraft operated by the private airline Airblue crashed near Islamabad, leaving 152 people dead.

Source: BBC, Telecinco, social networks

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