97 dead, 2 survivors from Pakistan plane crash: health ministry

97 people were killed and two survived when a passenger plane crashed into homes in Karachi, Pakistan

2020-05-23 08:50:00 AM

97 people were killed and two survived when a passenger plane crashed into homes in Karachi, Pakistan

Ninety-seven people were killed and two survived when a passenger plane crashed into homes in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi.

A firefighter sprays water on the wreckage of a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft after it crashed in a residential area in Karachi on Friday.AFP/ Rizwan Tabassuma passenger plane crashed into homesin Pakistan's southern city of Karachi, health officials said on Saturday.

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The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane had made multiple approaches to land at the city's airport when it came down in a residential area, damaging buildings and sparking a rescue operation that lasted into the night.All passengers and crew had been accounted for and the bodies of those killed had been recovered from the crash site, the Sindh Health Ministry said, adding that 19 had been identified.

READ:A local hospital earlier reported it had received the bodies of people killed on the ground.The site remained cordoned off on Saturday morning.The crash sent plumes of smoke were into the air as rescue workers and residents searched the debris for people and as firefighters tried to extinguish the flames.

PIA said the plane lost contact with air traffic control just after 2.30pm travelling from Lahore to Karachi.The disaster comes as Pakistanis prepare to celebrate the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, with many travelling back to their homes in cities and villages.

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WHEN IT'S NOT YOUR TIME.. IT'S NOT YOUR TIME TO GO.... WHAT WERE THE ODDS OF THE TWO SURVIVING Plane crash and you survive is beyond lucky, there is a positive purpose which they ought to fulfill in this world still! May the families of the deceased be comforted in the Lord These Corona deaths are getting out of hand now.

If this happened in SA their deaths would be due to coronavirus

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VIDEO: Pakistan passenger plane crashes in residential areaA Pakistan passenger plane with more than 100 people believed to be on board crashed in the southern city of Karachi on Friday, the country's aviation authority said.

Pakistan passenger plane crashes in residential areaImages aired on national television showed the Pakistan International Airlines flight had smashed into a residential area, with clouds of thick black smoke billowing from the site.

Pakistan passenger plane crashes in residential areaA Pakistan passenger plane with more than 100 people believed to be on board crashed in the southern city of Karachi on Friday, the country's aviation authority said. The plane has forgotten to fly.