A PIA plane coming from Lahore crashed near Karachi Airport
A passenger plane of Pakistan International Airlines coming from Lahore crashed near Karachi Airport.
According to Express-News, a PIA passenger plane was coming from Lahore to Karachi when it crashed in a residential colony of the Model Town area adjacent to the airport shortly before landing. The plane crash also destroyed several houses, causing a stampede in the area.
The crashed flight was operated exclusively on the occasion of Eid. The flight took off at 1:10 pm and reached Karachi on time. However, the flight lost contact with the control room just moments before landing.
The plane crashed at 2:37 p.m.
According to civil aviation sources, the plane lost contact with the air control radar at 2:37 a.m., and later Captain Sajjad Gul informed the air control tower about the malfunction in the landing gear of the plane.