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Pakistan jet with 98 aboard crashes near Karachi airport

BY , May 22, 2020 3:32 PM - REPORT AN ERRORLAST UPDATED ON May 22, 2020 5:56 PM


Pakistan's civil aviation authority says at least two people survived the crash of a Pakistan International Airlines plane in a neighbourhood close to the airport in Karachi.

There were 91 passengers and seven crew members aboard the Airbus A-320 flight from Lahore.

A recording of the flight's final moments indicates it was trying to land when one of its engines failed.

Karachi's mayor says five or six houses were destroyed.

The pilot of Pakistani International Airlines Flight 8303 was heard transmitting a mayday to the tower shortly before the crash of the Airbus A320, which was flying from Lahore to Karachi.

Video on social media appeared to show the plane flying low over a residential area with flames shooting from one of its engines.

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