“I realized this when the plane crashed. I was surrounded by fire. I could not see anyone else. But we heard the weeping of children and adults. They were all trying to escape. Then I untied the seat belt and tried to walk to the side where it had some light. Mohammed Zubair, 24, says in a video he shared on his hospital bed.
– Moazzam Ali (@ Moazzam29335813) May 23, 2020
PIA plane crash .. PIA flight PK 8303 with 99 passengers and 8 crew members crashed. Flight from lhr to karachi. Very unfortunate sad incident 😢 pic.twitter.com/YyjDSgVIkh
– Farhan ISF (@HaiderISF) May 22, 2020
Video footage of Zubair’s miraculous escape has now gone viral on social media. A spokesman for the Ministry of Health said Zubair sustained minor injuries but was not serious. The airline has identified the other person who escaped the accident is Bank of Punjab President Zafar Masood.
The 19 victims have been identified so far. DNA tests are in progress to find the rest. Residents and rescue workers, however, could not escape the shock of the deaths of 97 people.
CCTV Captures Terrifying Final Moments of Doomed PIA Airbus A320 as it plows into residential neighborhood in Karachihttps: //t.co/jDjITqM4IZ pic.twitter.com/swvDk6ms3T
– Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) May 23, 2020
Eyewitnesses who arrived at the rescue said they saw a man hanging from the plane’s emergency exit window pleading for rescue.
Many were wearing seatbelts while trying to remove the bodies of the victims, ”said firefighter Sarfraz Ahmed.
– Shahid Malik (@ malik0859) May 22, 2020
Pakistan International Airlines’ A320 aircraft crashed in a crowded area near Karachi airport on Friday afternoon. Pakistani troops said they had begun a helicopter to assess the damage to the area.
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