The plane was flying from Lahore to Karachi
97 are the confirmed victims of the crash of the passenger plane of the Pakistani airlines. The machine was flying from Lahore to Karachi, with 91 passengers and an 8-member crew on board. Two people survived. The car fell in a residential area, and it is not yet clear how many victims and injured are there.
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The scale of the tragedy is evidenced by the wreckage of the plane among the destroyed residential buildings in the neighborhood. The A320 was about to land when it crashed. Footage from the accident shows the machine falling. The pilots reported that the engine had failed and received permission to land. Seconds later, they signaled a disaster, and contact with the plane was lost immediately afterwards.
“I was on the roof of my house and saw a big cloud of smoke in the sky. I rushed to the scene and saw the remains of the cockpit and the pilot’s body inside. We found out that the plane failed to land and crashed, “said one eyewitness.
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“We heard loud thunder from something falling from the sky. It wasn’t the sound of a plane crashing, it was like an earthquake, like a wall collapsing or a water tank breaking. When we went up on the roof, we saw smoke everywhere, “said another eyewitness.
Flights to Pakistan were resumed just a day before the crash, after a break of more than a month due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many travelers returned home to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
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