A Pakistan International Airlines flight PK8303 has crashed near Malir Cantt in Karachi. Karachi bound PIA’s Airbus 320 was coming from Lahore and it crashed at around 2:35 pm on Friday.
The plane crashed just before landing near Karachi Airport. As per the initial reports, the number of passengers on board the plane was limited due to the COVID-19 SOPs.
The same aircraft flew from Muscat to Lahore under flight PK8232. CAA sources told a local news outlet that captain had issued a mayday call just before crashing. The jet crashed in a clear area near the runway, thus eliminating the risk of citizens being affected by the crash.
Rangers have cordoned off the area and fire brigade, as well as other rescue services, have reached the place of incident.