Categories: Latest News

Plane Crash: Rescue Operation Underway In Karachi’s Model Colony Locality

A rescue operation is underway in Karachi’s Model Colony locality where the PIA plane crashed.

PIA passenger flight PK 8303 carrying 90 passengers and 8 crew members, was travelling from Lahore to Karachi.

The plane was scheduled to land at Jinnah International Airport when it developed some technical fault. 

 A few minutes before landing crashed at the locality near to the airport.

As being reported There are reports that at least five homes and some vehicles have been destroyed during the crash incident.

Read More : Plane Crash: List of passengers on board flight PIA flight PK-8303

Meanwhile, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has declared an emergency at the airport after the incident.

According to initial reports, a few dead bodies have been retrieved from the crash site while an injured girl and a woman have been shifted to Jinnah Hospital for treatment.

Related Post

There is no confirmation of casualties yet, reports suggest a few survivors have been pulled out alive but injured. 

PIA Chief Executive Officer Air Marshal Arshad Malik informed the pilot told the control room that there was a technical issue and he decided to go around rather than land even though two runways were ready for landing.

Last  minutes of conversation between Flight pilot and control tower is being circulated on social media:

The airplane made an earlier landing attempt aborted at 275 feet and climbed back to 3175 and finally last Mayday call before going down. Times here are UTC time. There was a problem onboard prior to both engine failures.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa condoled “loss of precious lives”. “[COAS] Shares grief of bereaved families in this difficult time. COAS directed provision of full assistance to civil administration in rescue/ relief effort,” said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

A statement by ISPR said Army Quick Reaction Force and Sindh Pakistan Rangers reached the site for relief and rescue efforts alongside civil administration.

Saman Siddiqui

Recent Posts

  • Latest News

Wearing face masks onboard flights no longer mandatory, CAA

Wearing face masks onboard domestic and international flights is no longer mandatory according to CAA's…

52 mins ago
  • Latest News

Farmers’ protest in Islamabad continues for the fifth day

Farmers' protest in Islamabad continues for the fifth day!Farmers, led by the Kisan Ittihad (Farmer's…

3 hours ago
  • Latest News

Cabinet formally approves legal action against Imran Khan and his aides over ‘cypher’ theft

The cabinet has formally approved to take legal action against Imran Khan and his aides…

3 hours ago
  • Drama Reviews

Kala Doriya Episode-3 Review: Asfand and Mahnoor are like Tom and Jerry

Hum TV's Rom-Com Kala Doriya is 3 episodes down and it has somehow failed to…

3 hours ago
  • Latest News

At least 174 dead after the violence at a football match in Indonesia

The early hours of Sunday became the darkest in the football history as at least…

4 hours ago
  • Drama Reviews

Fraud Episode-22 Review: Sharjeel’s fake identity satisfies Tooba’s family

ARY Digital drama serial Fraud followed a unique narrative and modern storyline but now unfortunately…

4 hours ago