Pakistan : a plane sécrase in the middle of a residential area of Karachi - The Point

A thick, black smoke and destroyed buildings. The time was panic on Friday in Karachi. A plane from the airline Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) crashed Fr

Pakistan : a plane sécrase in the middle of a residential area of Karachi - The Point

A thick, black smoke and destroyed buildings. The time was panic on Friday in Karachi. A plane from the airline Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) crashed Friday in a residential district of the second city of Pakistan, with its edge more than a hundred people, said the aviation authority of pakistan. Images of the public television show thick, black smoke escape into the sky, behind a house appearance new.

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" The plane crashed in Karachi. We are trying to confirm the number of passengers, but in the beginning it is 99 passengers and 8 crew members, " said Abdul Sattar Khokhar, a spokesman for the aviation authority of Pakistan, adding that the flight was from Lahore, the second largest city in the country. The pakistani army has tweeted be sent to the accident scene a " rapid intervention force, as well as of the paramilitaries, who arrived on the scene.

aviation safety fragile in Pakistan

The disaster occurs just a few days after the country has allowed the resumption of commercial flights internal. For more than a month, the domestic flights had been suspended to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Very few international flights had been maintained. Pakistan has a mixed track record in terms of aviation safety, to frequent crashes of aircraft and helicopters civil and military, that occurred over the years.

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The last accident in aerial extent in Pakistan dates back to December 2016, when an aircraft of the national airline, PIA, performing a domestic flight crashed in the mountainous north of the country, killing 47 people. The crash the deadliest in recent years in Pakistan dates back to 2010. An Airbus 321 of the private company Airblue, travelling from Karachi to Islamabad, crashed in the hills shortly before landing in the capital, killing all 152 people on board.

Updated Date: 22 May 2020, 08:33

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