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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Crashes Near Karachi by Busolami2015(f): 1:44pm On May 22
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Airbus A320 crashes near Karachi, Pakistan

A Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 has reportedly crashed near Karachi. The Airbus A320 aircraft, which according to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), was said to be carrying 90 passengers and eight crew, was on route from Lahore to Jinnah International Airport.

According to report, the pilots had declared a “may-day may-day” to air traffic control adding “we are proceeding direct, we have lost engines“. Shortly after, the aircraft crashed and burst into flames in the neighbourhood of the Malir Cantonment: Jinnah Garden (Model Colony), a residential area just east of the airport.

Many Footage shared on social media shows destroyed buildings, plumes of smoke and homes engulfed in flames.

The BBC, however, reports that emergency services are in attendance, and a statement by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Army Quick Reaction Force and Sindh Pakistan Rangers have arrived on site to assist in rescue efforts. There is no word yet on casualties.

A PIA spokesman said that the aircraft carried 99 passengers and 8 crew members.

Last communication between pilots and air traffic control:

ATC: appear to be turning left

Pilot: we are proceeding direct we have lost engines

ATC: runway available to land at 25

Pilot: Roger

Pilot: Sir Mayday Mayday Mayday Mayday Pakistan 8303

ATC: 8303 Roger both runways available to land

An eyewitness also narrates that an engine was on fire prior to the crash, saying,

“I saw the PIA plane with one engine on fire and suddenly there was blast and the aircraft fell on houses in the area. At least six to eight houses are on fire while rescue teams are struggle to make way through narrow streets to rescue people.”

Source: https://tourtelegraph.com/aviation/airlines/breaking-news-pakistan-international-airlines-pia-airbus-a320-crashes-near-karachi-pakistan/


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Re: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Crashes Near Karachi by Renida: 1:45pm On May 22
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Re: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Crashes Near Karachi by Righteousness89(m): 1:48pm On May 22
Condolences to their Families !

At least 91 persons dead..

Their Last Call has been Made..

They have Gone to Answer the ALMIGHTY GOD

Repentance is past (RIP) for them..

They will either be told to Proceed or Depart based on who they Accepted And Believed before they kicked the bucket..

Let us , the Living Understand That it could be any of us!
We are not better than the dead... Neither are we alive due to the food we eat, The Security in our Homes, The size of our pocket or the Exercise we do. It Just the Mercy of GOD.

Let's Make Good use of that Mercy while we have Breathe in us.. Lets do away with Unrighteousness and Worldliness! Let's Make Peace with The Prince of Peace, JESUS CHRIST..

That's all that will Matter on the other side

There is little or no big deal in Death! The Next Destination after Death is The BIGGEST DEAL.

Salvation Through JESUS CHRIST is the only way to Eternal Bliss..

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Re: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Crashes Near Karachi by braine(m): 2:00pm On May 22
Nowhere is safe

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Re: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Crashes Near Karachi by praiseneo(m): 2:00pm On May 22
Been long I heard about this country
There was a time Pakistan was always in the news for terrorism fighting etc.

Meanwhile God airpus oooo

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Re: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Crashes Near Karachi by carterguccy(m): 2:00pm On May 22
God safe us angry sad

May God put confusion in our enemies camp

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Re: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Crashes Near Karachi by crown08(m): 2:00pm On May 22
shocked

Re: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Crashes Near Karachi by Benevento(m): 2:00pm On May 22
Righteousness89:
Too bad
..

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Re: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Crashes Near Karachi by mrcommonsense(m): 2:00pm On May 22
so even airbus has faults
Re: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Crashes Near Karachi by oprahwinneie(f): 2:00pm On May 22
God have mercy
Re: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Crashes Near Karachi by SirKomA(m): 2:01pm On May 22
Thought all airports are on a lock down?
Re: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Crashes Near Karachi by bayelsaowei: 2:01pm On May 22
Which kin wahala be this. May Jah comfort their loved ones... sad

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Re: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Crashes Near Karachi by ayEbeneyzer(m): 2:01pm On May 22
this actually brought back the memories of Dana Air crash around my area on 3rd June 2012. very sad

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Re: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Crashes Near Karachi by damosade(m): 2:01pm On May 22
This 2020 should just flip.
We have seen enough.

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Re: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Crashes Near Karachi by Focusmind: 2:01pm On May 22
So sad. Just saw it on ALJAZEERA.

Mehn, plane crash is the worst accident to happen to anybody.

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Re: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Crashes Near Karachi by BRIGHTEXX001(m): 2:01pm On May 22
It is well
Re: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Crashes Near Karachi by Joefat(m): 2:01pm On May 22
My thought are with the families who involve in the accident.

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Re: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Crashes Near Karachi by Nobody: 2:01pm On May 22
shocked
Re: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Crashes Near Karachi by incogni2o: 2:02pm On May 22
damosade:
Haa

It is well.

This year seem .........

Fill in the gap.
Re: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Crashes Near Karachi by elpj: 2:02pm On May 22
Very unfortunate
Re: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Crashes Near Karachi by lonelydora: 2:02pm On May 22
O boy eehh!!

We are talking of corona virus, cyclone is hitting India and plane crash is hitting Pakistan.

May God help us.

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Re: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Crashes Near Karachi by princechiemekam(m): 2:02pm On May 22
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Re: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Crashes Near Karachi by travelwaka: 2:02pm On May 22
This is Sad. Planes are still one of the safest means of transportation, this could have been due to a human error or an engine fault.

If you can survive 2020 nothing can shake you ever again.

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Re: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Crashes Near Karachi by Reference(m): 2:02pm On May 22
Engine FOD.
Re: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Crashes Near Karachi by davidque: 2:02pm On May 22
The world has had one too many bad news. I hope there were survivers

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Re: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Crashes Near Karachi by PrettyPrint(f): 2:02pm On May 22
Hmmm

God ep us o. This 2020 is sumtin else
Re: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Crashes Near Karachi by Nonsoboy4life(m): 2:03pm On May 22
Too bad... several tragedies in 2020

2020 goals still remains to be alive embarassed

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