Friday, May 22, 2020
KARACHI: According to the passenger list released by PIA after flight PK-8303 from Lahore to Karachi crash landed in a residential area outside Karachi's Jinnah International Airport on Friday, 51 men, 31 women and nine children were aboard the aircraft.
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It is said that at least 98 persons were aboard the plane, including 91 passengers and seven members of the flight crew.
There are initial reports of some people surviving the plane crash, but it is still too early to say anything for certain.
Security and rescue agencies are racing against the clock to save as many lives as possible.
PIA CEO Arshad Malik said that the pilot, in his last words, had communicated to the control tower that there was a technical fault with the aircraft.
"The pilot was told that both runways were ready for him to land. However, the pilot decided to do a go-around. Why did he do that, due to what technical reason, that we will find out," he said, before boarding a plane to Karachi.