Horror as Airbus A320 with 107 people aboard crashes into residential area of Karachi after ‘three failed landing attempts’
It is believed the plane tried to land up to three times before the crash happened The Pakistan military has deployed security forces to the area in a bid to help rescue operations Photos have emerged showing a wrecked plane door with rubble and debris strewn across the area Hospitals are readying themselves for a flurry of victims as ambulances are scrambled to the scene
A Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 passenger plane carrying more than 100 people today crashed into a residential area of Karachi.
Photos show plumes of billowing smoke after the Pakistan International Airlines plane smashed into the area.
Witnesses said the Airbus A320 appeared to attempt to land two or three times before crashing in a residential area near Jinnah International Airport.
Pakistan’s aviation authority Abdul Sattar Khokhar said: ‘We are trying to confirm the number of passengers but initially it is 99 passengers and eight crew members.’
More photos have emerged from residents showing rubble and debris strewn across the area as hospitals ready themselves for a flurry of victims.
A wrecked door from the plane is seen in the residential area of Karachi Model Colony where the Airbus A320 crashed
Photos on national television show plumes of billowing smoke after the Pakistan International Airlines plane smashed into the residential area.
The Airbus A320 operated by state airline Pakistan International had 99 passengers and eight crew were on board. An aircraft of the same model is pictured
Images shown on national television showed the Pakistan International Airlines flight had smashed into a residential area
The crash comes just days after the country began allowing commercial flights to resume
The Airbus had been flying from Lahor to Jinnah, which usually takes 90 minutes, before it went down in the Model Colony area as it began its final approach to land at Karachi airport.