Pakistan passenger plane carrying 107 people crashes into houses
BREAKING: A Pakistan International Airlines plane carrying 107 passengers crashed into houses near the Pakistani city of Karachi, just a minute before landing.
The Pakistan International Airlines jet was on its final approach to Karachi Airport when it went down in a residential area near Model Colony and disappeared from radar.
“The plane crashed in Karachi. We are trying to confirm the number of passengers but initially it is 99 passengers and eight crew members,” said Abdul Sattar Khokhar, the spokesman for the country’s aviation authority, adding that the flight was coming from Lahore.
BREAKING: A Pakistan International Airlines plane carrying 107 passengers crashed in a residential area near the Pakistani city of Karachi, just a minute before landing. https://t.co/0rDnKjmIxo pic.twitter.com/6VSBQAGNBm
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Images shown on national television showed the Pakistan International Airlines flight had smashed into a residential area.
It comes just days after the country began allowing commercial flights to resume.