C a Pakistani airline plane crashed in a densely populated area of Karachi.
The plane took off from Lahore for Karachi and crashed near the airport, a source in the civil aviation administration said.
PIA plane crashes near Karachi airport one minute before landing, according to CAA sources#GeoNews
– Geo English (@geonews_english) May 22, 2020
Footage shows black smoke rising above the crash site.
#Pakistan International Airlines #PIA PK8303 flight Airplane from #Lahore to #Karachi crashes near Karachi Airport with 99 passengers and 8 crew members has crashed. @Official_PIA pic.twitter.com/m6hLPLGbwS
– ANURAG ॐ SHARMA 🇮🇳 (@ 7ANURAGSHARMA) May 22, 2020
The BBC writes that there were 99 passengers and 8 crew members on the plane.
Pakistani passenger plane crashes near Karachi airport
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– Ada Derana (@adaderana) May 22, 2020
According to the Kyodo news agency, there were about 100 people on board.