In pictures: PIA plane crashes on homes in Karachi

Published: May 22, 2020
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Rescue workers gather at the site of a passenger plane crash in a residential area in Karachi. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Rescue workers gather at the site of a passenger plane crash in a residential area in Karachi. PHOTO: EXPRESS

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft, flying from Lahore to Karachi, crashed near the port city’s airport in the densely populated area of Model Colony on Friday.

PIA flight PK8303 had 99 passengers and eight crew members on board during the time of the incident. The crash caused significant damage in the residential area and reportedly destroyed four houses.

The plane was close to landing when it came down among houses, sparking an explosion and sending plumes of smoke into the air that could be seen from some distance away.

People stand on a roof of a house amidst debris of a passenger plane, crashed in a residential area near an airport in Karachi, May 22. PHOTO: REUTERS

People stand on a roof of a house amidst debris of a passenger plane, crashed in a residential area near an airport in Karachi, May 22. PHOTO: REUTERS

Rescue workers gather at the site of a passenger plane crash in a residential area near an airport in Karachi. PHOTO: REUTERS

Rescue workers gather at the site of a passenger plane crash in a residential area near an airport in Karachi. PHOTO: REUTERS

Rescue workers gather at the site of a passenger plane crash in a residential area near an airport in Karachi. PHOTO: REUTERS

Rescue workers gather at the site of a passenger plane crash in a residential area near an airport in Karachi. PHOTO: REUTERS

Ambulances and fire brigade vehicles gather at the site of a passenger plane crash in a residential area near an airport in Karachi. PHOTO: REUTERS

Ambulances and fire brigade vehicles gather at the site of a passenger plane crash in a residential area near an airport in Karachi. PHOTO: REUTERS

Rescue workers carry a victim at the site of a passenger plane crash in a residential area near an airport in Karachi. PHOTO: REUTERS

Rescue workers carry a victim at the site of a passenger plane crash in a residential area near an airport in Karachi. PHOTO: REUTERS

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A chopper flies over the site of a passenger plane crash in a residential area near an airport in Karachi. PHOTO: REUTERS

A chopper flies over the site of a passenger plane crash in a residential area near an airport in Karachi. PHOTO: REUTERS

A man stands on the debris of a house at the site of a passenger plane crash in a residential area near an airport in Karachi. PHOTO: REUTERS

A man stands on the debris of a house at the site of a passenger plane crash in a residential area near an airport in Karachi. PHOTO: REUTERS

Firefighters spray water on the wreckage. PHOTO: AFP

Firefighters spray water on the wreckage. PHOTO: AFP

A man looks at a part of the plane's debris. PHOTO: AFP

A man looks at a part of the plane’s debris. PHOTO: AFP

A view of rescue operations as a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger flight PK-303 carrying 91 passengers and eight crew members crashed near the Jinnah International Airport just before landing. PHOTO: APP

A view of rescue operations as a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger flight PK-303 carrying 91 passengers and eight crew members crashed near the Jinnah International Airport just before landing. PHOTO: APP

Army troops are aiding civil administration in carrying out relief work. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Army troops are aiding civil administration in carrying out relief work. PHOTO: EXPRESS

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