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Pakistan’s PIA aircraft with 107 passengers onboard crashes in Karachi – News

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The plane was carrying 99 passengers and eight crew members and was flying from Lahore to Karachi.

A PIA aircraft with 99 passengers and eight crew members on board crashed on Friday in a residential area of the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, officials said.

The Pakistani army said its quick reaction force and paramilitary troops have reached the site for relief and rescue efforts alongside civil administration.

Images shown on national television showed the Pakistan International Airlines flight had smashed into a residential area.

“The plane crashed in Karachi. We are trying to confirm the number of passengers but initially it is 99 passengers and eight crew members,” said Abdul Sattar Khokhar, the spokesman for the country’s aviation authority, adding that the flight was coming from Lahore.

Ambulances and rescue officials arrived at the scene to help residents.

Officials of Pakistan Army Quick Reaction Force and Pakistan Rangers Sindh arrived at the crash site shortly to assist the civil administration in relief and rescue efforts.

It comes just days after the country began allowing commercial flights to resume.

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